Piedmont, Italy

Olek Bondonio

Dolcetto d’Alba 2022

£26

OLEK BONDONIO
Dolcetto d’Alba 2022
Piedmont, Italy

Dolcetto from vines up to forty years old planted in his Altavilla vineyard, high in the hills above the city of Alba. This spent a fortnight on skins, before being pressed off to vats until the following summer. The age of the plants, clay soils and southern exposure have produced a Dolcetto of unusual concentration and complexity, with black fruits and a pleasant earthiness at the fore.

Dolcetto


ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Olek Bondonio has become one of the most sought after names in Barbaresco.

He grew up in the family’s farmhouse, ‘La Berchialla’, which sits amongst Barbaresco’s most famous crus and has been in his family for 200 years.

He used to visit the farmhouse each summer, studying the vineyard workers with intent. A seed was sown and after conquering Italy as a snowboarder, he turned his mind to wine, working in the Langhe and also abroad before returning home to look after the family’s vineyards.

Olek is lucky enough to work with some of the very best sites in Piemonte and does everything he can to make sure each wine speaks of this wonderful place.

Vineyard work is fantastic, with a real attention to detail borne from doing everything himself, while his winemaking exhibits a patience beyond his years.

The resulting wines are pure, old-fashioned expressions of Piemonte’s many wonderful grapes.