Vintage 2018

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 d’Alba
Appellation: Dolcetto d’Alba
Classification: DOC
Color: red
Type: still
Country/Region: Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 2018
Alcool percentage: 13% vol.
Sugar rate: < 0.2—– g/l
Number of bottles produced: 5,000

Winemaking

Method: we start with 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.
Temperature: 25 – 28 °C
Lenght: 5/6 days
Aging: in steel
Minimum aging in bottle: 2 months

Vineyard

% of Grape/Cépage: Dolcetto 100%
Soil: clay
Exposure: southeast
Agricultural method: sustainable agriculture without chemical products – mechanical weeding
Year of plantation: 1973
Date of harvest: September
Type of harvest: by hand

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract [g/l]: 27.6
Total acidity [g/l of tartaric acid equivalent]: 5.77
Volatile acidity [g/l acetic acid equivalent]: 0.36
Total SO2[mg/l]: 76
Free SO2[mg/l]: 

Packaging

Number of bottles per box: 6/12
Box size: 33x24x31,5 cm

Bottle

Empty bottle weight: 450 g
Date of bottling: 10th of May 2018
Aging potential: 2 years
Cork size: 24 x 46 mm
Cork material: natural cork
Bottle type: Bordolese

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