Dolcetto d’Alba DOC

Tasting Notes

Colour: Intense ruby red color with violet reflections.

Scent in perfume: Fresh, fruity bouquet with hints of almond and plum.

Flavour: Fresh and fruity flavor, with good acidity and light tannins

Basic Information

Product name: Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Cépage: Dolcetto
Appellation: Dolcetto d’Alba
Classification: DOC
Color: red
Type: still
Country/Region: Italia – Piemonte
Number of bottles produced: 7000-7500

Vinification (Wine-making)

Method: vinification in red, maceration in steel tanks at a controlled temperature with frequent pumping over for about 5 days.

After racking, the wine is decanted a couple of times to eliminate the residues precipitated during the transferring process.

Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in steel then follows, after which the wine ages another 7 months before it is bottled.

Temperature: max 28° C in thermo-conditioned tanks
Lenght: 5-6 days
Malolactic: yes, in steel
Aging: steel
Minimum aging in bottle: 2 months

Vineyard

% of Grape/Cépage: 100% dolcetto
Soil: clay
Exposure: Roddino West exposure
Agricultural method: guyot
Year of plantation: 2000
Date of harvest: first decade of September
Type of harvest: hand harvest

Bottle

Cork size: 24×44 mm
Cork material: cork
Bottle type: Bordolese

Packing

Number of bottles per box: 6-12

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