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 allegation, cleaning 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.
This vintage is one of the best of last 10 years!
Colour: very bright ruby red with violet reflections.
Fragrance: delicate and fruity.
Taste: rounded, dry and slightly bitter – recalling fruits such as the amarena cherry.
Temperature: 18/19 °C.
Gastronomic’s combining: antipasti, first courses with, above all, meat sauces, soups and minestras.
Product name: Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Cépage: Dolcetto d’Alba
Appellation: Dolcetto d’Alba
Country/Region: Piedmont, Italy
Alcool percentage: 13.5% vol.
Sugar rate: 0.3 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 4,000
Method: Pressing of the grapes and separation of skin, 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.
Lenght: 5/6 days
Aging: in steel
Minimum aging in bottle: 2 months
% of Grape/Cépage: Dolcetto 100%
Agricultural method: conventional
Year of plantation: 1973
Date of harvest: September
Type of harvest: by hand
Dry extract [g/l]: 28.4
Total acidity [g/l of tartaric acid equivalent]: 5.88
Volatile acidity [g/l acetic acid equivalent]: 0.40
Total SO2[mg/l]: 37
Free SO2[mg/l]: –
Number of bottles per box: 6/12
Box size: 33x24x31,5 cm
Empty bottle weight: 450 g
Date of bottling: 28 August 2017
Aging potential: 2 years
Cork size: 24×44 mm
Cork material: cork
Bottle type: Bordolese