Dolcetto d’Alba DOC Coste & Fossati is a collection of ancient Dolcetto biotypes grouped by Aldo Vaira between 1979 and 1985. Cuttings were grafted in two of the estate’s best Barolo vineyards, Coste di Vergne and Fossati. These plants with a ‘red stalk’ create a limited production of the most intense and noble Dolcetto. This is our family’s own reservoir.
Fruit for Dolcetto d’Alba DOC Coste & Fossati is picked ‘late’ by Dolcetto standards, usually in the second half of September. The hanging period is extensive, thanks to the white marl and high elevation that protect these blocks from thermic shock. Vinification lasts 15-20 days in vertical vats, custom designed for Vajra, at temperatures below 31°C. Capello sommerso was used for the first time in 2018 for extraction. Spontaneous malolactic conversion in stainless steel.
The Dolcetto d’Alba DOC Coste & Fossati is characterised by a fascinating vibrant purple colour, deep and brilliant. A symphony of red and black fruits, sour cherry, with a long lovely finish of liquorice and menthol. - Giuseppe Vaira