Nicoletta and Riccardo welcome you at the Farm Dofinè
Thanks to the attention that we have in the cultivation and caring of the vineyards and their grapes – We are certified SQNPI for the production of grapes and wines – we guarantee the respect of the environment and for the health of our clients.
Wholesale wines of the 2021 production proposed by sommelier Riccardo:
Let us introduce you to our wines
Our wines production is entirely done in the winery of Dofine, the best grapes are handpicked, placed in small boxes and then carried to the winery for the process of the vinification.
Pinot Grigio is the first type of grape harvested, and it is usually produced in the second half of August, when the weather is still very hot. The harvesting starts in the early morning to guarantee the perfect state of the grapes, still fresh from the night.
The boxes are positioned in the refrigeration room, allowing the product to reach a temperature between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius, then we proceed with the soft pressing and then the process continues with the fermentation.
Moscato giallo is the second type of wine harvested. It is firstly destemmed and kept to maceration with its skin for few hours and then it is drawn off and finally led into fermentation.
During the month of September there is the harvesting of red grapes: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Raboso Veronese and Raboso Piave. After the destemming and crushing, red grapes macerate in the fermentino with constant repassing for few days before being racked.
The fermentations of the red wines are all spontaneously activated with indigenous rising agents, the quantity of sulphites is low, and they are filtered softly with a bag filtration system. The depuration of the wine occurs with a repeated decanting process.
A quote of Merlot, at the end of the fermentation and decantation which happens in February, is transferred in the barrique to age for 1 year.
February is important also for the assembling of the Bordolese, which is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet, a mix from the most recent harvesting and the previous year production.
Azienda Agricola Dofiné, in addition to cultivating vineyards and producing a large variety of wines, sold wholesale or by the bottle, is a small, family-run business who organises wine-tasting events.
At our wine-tasting events guests can experience culinary delights created in collaboration with small local farms which showcase the versatility of Dofiné, as well as the delicious variety of local produce.
Sommelier Riccardo, with his wife Nicoletta, transport their guests into a wine-tasting, culinary and historical journey of the local region.
Guests will experience truly unique moments, they will learn wine-tasting techniques and the correct pairing of food with wine, as well as the history of the local viticulture, which dates back to the Venetian Empire and was historically practiced by the Carraresi family, a local wine-making family of regional notoriety.