Dolcetto d'Alba Doc

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Dolcetto d’Alba is one of seven Dolcetto DOCs produced in Italy’s north-western Piedmont region. The wine is named after the grape from which it is made and the area where it is produced


DENOMINATION: Dolcetto d'Alba Doc
GRAPE VARIETY: 100 % Dolcetto
Vine-training system: Guyot
Growing location: Alba, Albaretto della Torre, Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Cherasco, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Montelupo Albese, Novello, Serralunga d’Alba, Verduno, Roddi, Roddino
Soil: Clayey-calcareous, calcareous-siliceous
Grape-harvest: September
Max. Crop/hectare: 9 metric tons
Yield in wine: 70%
ALCHOOL PERCENTAGE: 13 % Vol

COLOR: It has a characteristically purplish ruby-red color
PERFUME: Winey, inviting, with varietal character
TASTE: Wine noted for its juicy fruit character, low levels of acidity and mild tannins. its aromas are reminiscent of lavender and violets with a hint of almonds and bitterish after taste

FOOD MATCH: It ‘s a wine for the whole meal
Wine making: De-stemming, soft pressing of the grapes, fermentation and maceration on the skins for approx. 7/8 days at a controlled temperature. Microxygenation in order to soften the tannins and to elevate the nose. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is stored in steel tanks and then bottled
TEMPERATURE OF SERVICE: 16 – 20 ° C
GLASS recommended: Ballon
AGEING: None
CONSERVATION: Cold storage in fresh wine cellars

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