Red wines

DOLCETTO D’ALBA DOC

Typology: Dolcetto d’Alba D.O.C.
Variety: 100% Dolcetto
Altitude: 330 - 350 MASL
Soil structure: Medium mixture, with more calcareous soils present
Harvest period: Second half of September
Closure: Stelvin lux + with a small amount of oxygen passage

Winemaking:
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed into small plastic baskets to be brought to the winery. The grapes are then de-stemmed and lightly crushed and placed into stainless steel tanks to undergo the alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of 24°C. The must will stay in contact with the skins for a total of 5 to 6 days. Dolcetto is a grape varietal that is known to go quickly into reduction and thus needs to be racked quite often to make sure that it has enough oxygen to help the malo-lactic fermentation and the maturation of the wine. The wine will be ready to be bottled in the spring and then ready for the market a few months afterwards.

Tasting:
Color: Deep intensity of purple with ruby undertones
Nose: pleasantly fruity with nuances of cherries
Palate: medium body and a good balance of soft tannins and acidity that leaves a pleasant finish of almonds
Pairings: probably the most versatile wine we have in Piedmont. Dolcetto pairs well with a whole meal of typical Piemontese dishes, as well as Pizza, and even a chocolate dessert

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