Punset Dolcetto d'Alba 1998
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“Punset” derives from piedmontese dialect and has legendary origin: it seems that historically the Count of Neive gave this nickname, which literally means “beautiful hill” or “peak”, to describe the only of their lands emerging by the autumn fog they could admire from the castle. The vineyards have been owned by the Marcarino family since distant times and it is difficult to trace to the date of commencement of the activity of wine-making; this in the past was not the main effort of the house and the production of wine was limited to having to meet the family consumption. Renzo Marcarino, in 1964, officially begins the activity by placing the first bottles on the market.
At the beginning of the years ’80 a decisive step, desired and pursued by his daughter Marina, marks the turning point: convert all of property to organic farming, eliminating all kinds of pesticide and chemical products.