Coste & Fossati refers to a selection of biotypes (or mutations) of Dolcetto vines which were selected by Aldo Vajra between 1978 and 1985, and grafted in two of the best vineyards of Bricco di Vergne in Barolo. These vines produce an intense and spiced Dolcetto, brilliant, deep purple in the glass. Black plum and cherry compote aromas dominate, backed by notes of liquorice and menthol. The wine spent seven months in stainless-steel tanks, preserving a lively acidity which is balanced by the ripe fruit and a silky finish.
Aldo Vaira's has been introducing organic techniques to his wine making since the 70s and his wines are now certified organic from the 2019 vintage.
Another elegant example from one of our favourite Piedmont producers.