The vintage began with a mild winter followed by the months of March and April marked by fine weather and little rainfall. The rainy days of May and June caused a slowdown in plant growth. The situation was later normalized. The haverst started on August 21 with Alta Langa. Barbera and Nebbiolo ripening has slowed down but it has been taken up in the second half of September. Especially Nebbiolo grapes were harvested in optimal conditions. The 2020 vintage can be said to be extremely good with intense and elegant aromas and with well-balanced wines.
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Arneis
Growing Area: Canale
Alcohol: 12,50% by volume
Food: It pairs with rice or pasta in light sauces, fish or white meats. Also excellent as an aperitif.
No oak Oak
Colour: Pale-yellow with golden hues.
Nose: Appealing, fragrant with special scents of apple, pear, camomile, tropical fruit and fresh mineral character. Interesting and typical Arneis grape aromas.
Palate: Fresh, dry, delicate, harmonic and pleasantly fruity, smooth with a medium body and mineral pleasant aftertaste. Perfect affinity Nose-Palate.
Serving: 8 - 10 °C
Cellaring: 2 - 3 years
Exposure: S, SW
Vines age: 10 - 25 years
Soil: Sandy - loamy
Yield: 9000 kg/ha
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable viticulture
PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur and softly pressed.
This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible.
FERMENTATION PROCESS: A part of the must is chilled and kept in an inert environment (nitrogen). This step lasts for 12 to 15 hours at 8-10°C (cryomaceration). Then the fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature.
BOTTLE REFINING: POGGIO DI CARO is refined only in bottle for about 3 months before realising.
POGGIO DI CARO is a faithful representation of the sandy soil of the Roero area. Crispy, fruity, and very enjoyable, it represents the younger side of the UNESCO area site of south Piemonte.
POGGIO DI CARO is a white wine with a gentle fascinating character.