OVADA D.O.C.G. “CARASÖI”
DOLCETTO DI OVADA SUPERIORE
Recognized geographical indication
This great wine is produced in compliance with the great tradition of Piedmont.
The name “Carasöi” comes from the dialect of Ovada and it recalls one of the traditional operations that wise farmers used to perform in the vineyards. In fact, when all the stakes in the vineyards were made in wood, after trimming – such as between winter and spring – (even today we carry out this operation in historic vineyards replacing the old stakes spoilt from time to time), farmers used to remove them from the soil and cut the spoilt part that had been in contact with the soil and humidity; such stakes were then used as firewood. The remaining part of the stake was sharpened and the stake was stuck back into the soil. This operation is still called “ancarasè” and the spoilt parts that were cut away were called “carasöi”.That’s why we have decided to give this name to this wine, because it encloses the history and tradition of our territory.
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“Carasöi” Ovada D.O.C.G. 2011
Great wine characterized by aromatic complexity and intensity; it is a bodied produce presenting an excellent smoothness. Its complex aromatic notes expound pleasant flavors of fruit, balsams, spices, ripe cherry, blueberry, blackberry and plum, ground white pepper, as well as a light flavor of balsamic mountain herbs, liquorice and wood, which witness a wise ageing in oak barrels; all this is mixed in a great structure context.
Color: deep red wine with purple rim.
Scent: very intense and persistent, fine, with clear scents of fruit, balsams, spices, ripe cherry, blueberry, blackberry and plum, ground white pepper, as well as a light flavor of balsamic mountain herbs, liquorice and wood.
Taste: dry, fresh, full-bodied, very warm, pleasantly tannic, full and permanent, with a tannic-bitterish ground.
Aftertaste: tannic hint and notes of fruit, balsams and spices.
Recommended serving temperature 18-20°C.
Ageing capacity: 4-5 years
Vine: 100% Dolcetto
Area of production: Rocca Grimalda
Vine altitude: 260 meters above sea level
Type of soil: calcareous
Vine age: 45 years
Position: on a hill
Training system: upwards-trained vertical-trellis
Layout of the vines: 0.90m x 2.60m
Density of the vines: about 4270 plants/Ha
Harvest: second ten days of September
Soft stemming and crushing
Maceration for 7-8 days at 26-27°C
Alcoholic fermentation: Controlled temperature ( 27°C ) and regular delestage.
Alcoholic volume: 14%