CANTINA STROPPIANA rises in the hamlet of Rivalta, in the place called San Giacomo from which the name of a Barolo cru. The farm cultivates about 5.5 hectares distributed also in the municipalities of Verduno and Monforte.
The company is owned by Dario Stroppiana. He deals with his wife Stefania’s production and processing from the vineyard to the cellar. The vineyard reaches 4.5 hectares with a production of about 35,000 bottles a year. Every work process is particularly cautious, as the management of the company is family-run.
Dario Stroppiana, the owner, with his wife Stefania, are in charge of the work. The tasks carried out vary from the cultivation of the vineyard to the vinification in the cellar. The processing of the vineyard is characterized by greater attention to the quality of the product at the expense of the quantity. Here a selective thinning of bunches takes place in July and August. This allows a better ripening of the grapes. A clean and linear work strategy allows wines to represent all the potentialities and shades of the various cru and positions.
DOLCETTO D'ALBA DOC
TASTING: in the mouth the wine is full, dry, harmonious in the alcoholic, acidic and tannic components, pleasantly soft and persistent finish with a pleasant aftertaste.
BARBERA D'ALBA DOC
TASTING: in the mouth the wine is round, sapid and long-lasting. The pleasant light acidity makes it easy to drink.
LANGHE NEBBIOLO DOC
TASTE: Soft and velvety, has a very long and persistent finish and well-modulated tannicism.
BAROLO BUSSIA DOCG
TASTE: Dry, warm, velvety, intense, full but harmonious, rightly tannic. Wrapping, persistent and pleasant feelings in the aftertaste.
Grape harvest takes place at the height of maturation. While the fermentation, after a gentle pressing, takes place in a traditional way, on the raspberry. The duration of this procedure varies from 7 to 12 days with frequent replenishment. The refinement of Dolcetto is made of steel barrels. And finally it is bottled in the summer, with the heat. The production of wine with regard to the Stroppian Cellar, points more to the quality than to the quantity.
The Stroppiana winery is located in a small hamlet of La Morra, Rivalta. Here once stood the fifteenth-century church of St. James. We grow in total about 5.5 hectares, some are owned and others for rent. The land is also located in the municipalities of Verduno and Monforte. The great passion for the vineyard and the Langhe, leads the Stroppian cellar to have a careful and scrupulous approach to its vineyards.