Vintage 2017

Dolcetto d'Alba DOC Superiore

Tasting Notes

Color: ruby red with hues of intense garnet.

Aroma: hints of ripe red fruits, such as plum, blackberry, cherry.

Flavor: full, persistent taste, with particularly soft tannins.

Food pairing: starters, main dishes, boiled meats, fresh and medium-aged cheeses.

Basic Information

Name of product: Dolcetto d’Alba DOC Superiore

Grape variety: dolcetto

Denomination: Dolcetto d’Alba Superiore

Classification: DOC

Color: red

Typology: still

Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol content: 14.50 %

Residual Sugar: 4 g/l

Number of bottles produced: 1,200

Winemaking

Method: fermentation in steel tanks with periodic pumping over

Temperature: around 28 °C

Duration: 6 days

Malolactic fermentation: carried out

Aging: steel

Minimum length of time in the bottle: 6 month

Vineyard

% Grapes/Vineyard: dolcetto 100%

Soil: medium-textured – calcareous

Exposure: South / Southwest

Agricultural method: biological

Planting years: 1975 – 2000

Harvest date: September 2017

Type of harvest: by hand in baskets

Geolocation: Monforte d’Alba

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract: 25.7 g/l

Total acidity: 5.06 g/l (in tartaric acid)

Volatile acidity: 0.40 g/l (acetic acid)

Total SO2: 51 mg/l

Bottle

Weight of empty bottle: 500 g

Bottling date: September 2018

Aging potential: 6 years

Cork size: 24 x 44

Cork material: cork

Type of bottle: Bordeaux