Vintage 2020

Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

Tasting Notes

This wine is defined as “the friendship wine” because it is the true country wine. Generally it is consumed at an early age.

The care of Dolcetto vines follows the same steps as Nebbiolo da Barolo – that is, winter pruning of the vines, the jobs of allegationcleaning and cutting of branches – and finally harvesting in the month of September.

Afterwards the pressing and separation, the steeping in the presence of the peels for circa 5-6 days at a maximum temperature of 25-27°C.

Conservation of the wine is in stainless steel tubs, where the malolactic fermentation terminates. Then it is poured off. The bottling is in April, May.

Colour: very bright ruby red with violet reflections.

Fragrance: delicate and fruity.

Taste: rounded, dry and slightly bitter – recalling fruits such as amarena cherry.

Temperature: 18 – 19 °C.

Gastronomic combinings: antipasti, first courses with, above all, meat sauces, soups.

Basic Information

Product Name: Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Cépage: dolcetto
Appellation: Dolcetto d’Alba
Classificaton: DOC
Color: red
Type: still
Country/Region: Piedmont
Vintage: 2020
Alcool percentage: 13%
Sugar rate: 0.10 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 4.000

Winemaking

Method: the harvest is in the month of September. Afterwards we press and separate the bunches, the steeping is in the presence of the peels for circa 5-6 days at a maximum temperature of 25-27°C. Conservation of the wine is in stainless steel tubs, where the malolactic fermentation terminates. Then it is poured off. The bottling is in April, May.
Temperature: 25 – 28°
Lenght: 5 / 6 days
Malolactic fermentation: carried out in steel
Aging: in steel
Minimum aging in bottle: 2 months

Vineyard

% of Grape / Cépage: dolcetto 100%
Soil: limestone
Exposure: southeast
Agricultural method: susteinable agriculture without chemical products – mechanical weeding
Year of plantation: 1973
Date of harvest: september 2020
Type of harvest: by hand

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract: 28.3 g/l
Total acidity: 5.24 g/l (tartaric acid equivalent)
Volatile acidity: 0.44 g/l (acetic acid equivalent)
Total SO2: 40 mg/l
Free SO2: – mg/l open.php?u=3385094&id=24c209eb3b7847168e3e4dadee8188a8

Bottle

Empty bottle weight: 450 g
Date of bottling: May 2021
Aging potential: 2 years
Cork size: 24 x 44 mm
Cork material: cork
Bottle type: Bordolese
Number of bottles per box: 6/12
Box size: 33x24x31,5 cm

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