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1980 Bruno Porro and his wife Irma started a small 24-acre winery,
Ribote after an old beloved tree in front of an ancient stone farmhouse
on the property. The estate lies in Piedmont just east of the city of
in the heart of the Langhe region with its gently rolling hills. All
vineyards face south and are located at an altitude of 1100 to 1300
Ribote focuses almost entirely on Dolcetto, and all wines carry the
appellation (one of seven officially designated DOC zones).
The artist who designed the exclusive labels for the Ribote Winery were created by Bruno and Irma's friend, Gianni Gallo, called "Galet". The tree on the label is Ribote.
Uncertified Organic Wine (Producer states they do not use artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. While we cannot prove the veracity of this, we also have no reason to believe it is not true.)
Tasting notes: The wine brims with aromas and flavors of black currants, boysenberries, and other dark-red berries. It finishes with a mouth full of soft, lingering tannins.
Classification: Dolcetto DOC
Area of Production: Dogliani
Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
Soil: Clayey, Chalky, Minerally
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Trellising System: Guyot
Plants per Acre: 2,000
Production per Acre: 4.02 tons
Vinification Technique: Temperature Controlled
Maturation: Cement tanks.
Total Acidity: 5.44 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0.20 g/l
Total Cases Produced: 410