Vintage 2017

Dolcetto d’Alba DOC

Tasting Notes

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.

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

Basic Information

Name of product: Dolcetto d’Alba DOC

Grape variety: Dolcetto

Denomination: Dolcetto d’Alba

Classification: DOC

Color: red

Typology: still

Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont

Alcohol content: 13 %

Residual Sugar:<2 g/l

Aging: steel

Number of bottles produced: 6,000

Winemaking

Method: traditional without the use of selected yeasts

Temperature: circa 27 °c

Duration: 9 days

Malolactic fermentation: carried out in steel

Aging: steel

Minimum length of time in the bottle: 1 month

Vineyard

% Grapes/Vineyard: Dolcetto 100%

Soil: calcareous

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

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract [g/l]: 26.5

Total acidity [g/l in tartaric acid]: 5.25

Volatile acidity [g/l in acetic acid]: 0.47

Bottle

Weight of empty bottle: 500 g

Aging potential: 3-4 years

Cork size: 26 x 44

Cork material: cork

Type of bottle: Bordeaux