The Piedmontese word Dlà means “on the other side”: we chose, for this wine, this funny name because it is produced - for the first time in the history of Ca’Richeta winery – with Nebbiolo grapes produced “on the other side” of Tanaro river, in the Terre Alfieri area.
Appellation Terre Alfieri D.O.C.G. Nebbiolo Riserva
Bottle sizes 0,750 lt. + 1,5 lt.
Variety Nebbiolo 100%
Vineyard Lavezzole in San Damiano d’Asti
Exposure South exposure
Altitude 200/250 mt.
Soil The soil is primarily clay, with good presence of limestone and sand veins.
Trellis system Guyot trellised system
Vinification The fermentation with the skins occurs in cement tanks for 15 days. The aging - with malolactic fermentation – is in Allier oak barrels (500/700 liters) of 3rd and 4th passage, for a total of 24 months then, at least, 3/6 months of bottles aging
Characteristics Complex but, in the meantime, well balanced. Ruby colour with some garnet hints. In the nose Dlà shows violet, blackberry and raspberry notes, after ageing it discloses black pepper notes with some hints of coffee. In the mouth is dry, warm, balanced: the oak ageing gives to Dlà a full body structure. The final shows a perfect balance between purity and complexity
Food combination Ideal match: red and white meat courses, even game