Cantine Povero

Capitano del Palio Monferrato Dolcetto

Four generations of Povero family wisdom unite to create a beautifully unstoppable force in the heart of Piedmont. Since 1837 the Povero family has inhabited the land in Cisterna d’Asti and, beginning with the first vine plantings in 1964, they have slowly and strategically purchased and cultivated vineyards in all three of the Roero, Langhe, and Monferrato appellations. Their 45 hectares of vineyards sit around 320 meters in elevation and bask in the direct northern Italian sun. Their prime location in Cisterna d’Asti affords them a unique versatility in producing an exciting range of wines. Cantine Povero is undoubtedly a family affair, currently managed by Alessio Povero, the third generation to run the estate, aided by siblings. Grandfather Tumlin planted the first vines in 1964 and it feels as though he still lives through them today. His children, grandchildren, and now great-grandchildren feel his wisdom, traditions, and lessons every day, even as Cantine Povero adopts modern technologies in their winemaking. They hold firmly to classical roots though, specifically in their rigorous adherence to natural, environmentally friendly technologies and winemaking techniques. Among the many lessons of Grandfather Tumlin was the emphasis on humble respect for the land--Alessio, his siblings, and his children all understand the importance of a firm but patient hand when cultivating their vineyards. They believe in “responsible intervention, which one has for something or someone that is thoroughly loved.”

Tasting Notes

Light, bright, and red fruit driven. Lots of freshness and varietally correct.


Cultivation

Espalier cultivation, guyot pruning. The yield per hectare is 9,000 kg. Manually harvested.


Vinification

Fermented in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks at 28-30° C over 6-8 days, malolactic fermentation at 20° C.


Aging

Aged for 3 months.

APPELLATION

DOC Monferrato Dolcetto

VARIETAL

Dolcetto

ABV

12.5%

SOIL

Sand, clay

PHILOSOPHY

Traditional

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