The ‘Dolcetto’ is one of the most cultivated variety of grapes in the Langhe and in all the south of Piedmont. It has always been considered the wine of friendship and a glass of wine to be savored in company. Its discreet nature makes it the wine that best accompanies all meals.
From this beautiful intense red garnet color wine, emerges an aroma that is similar to blackberries and cherries. It’s dry and warm with good acidity and sufficient tannin level, quite soft, full-bodied and persistent and its slightly almond finale makes it the ideal companion for antipasti, main dishes, boiled meats, fresh and medium-age cheeses. It should be savored young: up to 3-4 years. It has 13% alcohol content.
Color: intense and lively ruby red garnet with intense violet reflections.
Flavor: full harmonious with a slightly dry finale, bitter but pleasant.
Aroma: ample with notes of blackberry, cherry and spices.
Food pairing: antipasti, main dishes, boiled meats, fresh and medium-aged cheeses.
Name of product: Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2016
Grape variety: Dolcetto
Denomination: Dolcetto d’Alba
Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont
Alcohol content: 13 %
Residual Sugar:<2 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 6,000
Method: traditional without the use of selected yeasts
Temperature: circa 27 °c
Duration: 9 days
Malolactic fermentation: carried out in steel
Minimum length of time in the bottle: 1 month
Weight of empty bottle: 500 gr
Aging potential: 3-4 years
Cork size: 26 x 44
Cork material: cork
Type of bottle: Bordeaux
% Grapes/Vineyard: Dolcetto 100%
Exposure: South / South-West
Agricultural method: biological
Planting years: 1968 / 1980 / 2000 / 2002
Type of harvest: by hand in baskets
Geolocation: medium hills
Height above sea level: 400 m
Dry extract [g/l]: 26.5
Total acidity [g/l in tartaric acid]: 5.25
Volatile acidity [g/l in acetic acid]: 0.47
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Number of bottles per box: 6-12
Box size: WxHxD 33 x32 x26