Why we love it
This DOC (Denomination of Controlled Origin)red wine is made with 60% Nebbiolo, 30% Barbera and 10% Dolcetto grapes...
For the farming techniques, the soils are cultivated in respect of ancient traditions. They are repeatedly dragged to favour the action of the cosmic force, with grass and weeds earthing up and biodynamic preparatioons spraying. The soil is healthy and alive, rich in high-quality humus and organisms conveying the peculiarities of the terroir to the grapes.
This Dadelio Rosso is greatly structured and fully bodied... It has an intense colour; its ripe fruit aromas and spicy notes recall the strength and the energy of the Langhe hills. It is well balanced and with a complex palate, filled with strong tannins - a sign of wine longevity.
The artisan who made it
The Icardi winery, located in Piedmont, is run by brother and sister Claudio and Mariagrazia,they have taken over from their father, who founded the winery. Claudio is an oenologist and a firm believer in organic methods and as such, some of their vineyards are grown following biodynamic techniques. Mariagrazia, on the other hand, works in the winery and travels around the world to promote their wines and have vineyards in some of the best area of Piedmont, from Barolo to Barbaresco, from Asti, to Alba, including a small vineyard of Pinot Nero.