Basarin

It is one of the vineyards our family has owned for the longest. I still remember when, as kids, we were making the trip from our home in Marcorino and, armed with baskets full of food and bottles, we met our aunts and relatives, all dressed up, and together we sat there, savouring those fabulous Dolcetto grapes, and the bruschettas, with olive oil, garlic and salt… Other pieces of land were added throughout the years to that initial plot and now we own all the top half of the Basarin hill. The reputation of the Dolcettos obtained from grapes grown on this hill has always been high. Our father, who knew the nature of its soil and how windy the hill can get, always insisted we should never plant any Nebbiolo there. We never did. But now the Barbaresco area has been extended to cover even this hill…