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.
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.
Product Name: Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Appellation: Dolcetto d’Alba
Country/Region: Piedmont / Italy
Alcool percentage: 13.90 % vol.
Sugar rate: 0,53 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 4,500
Method: pressing, destemming and maceration in the presence of the skins for 5/6 days at a maximum temperature of 25-27°C. Aging in steel tanks for about 7/8 months. Bottling in spring
Temperature: 25-27 °C
Lenght: 5/6 days
Aging: in steel
Minimum aging in bottle: 2 months
% of Grape / Cépage: dolcetto d’Alba 100%
Soil: clayey – gravelly
Agricultural method: sustainable agriculture with adherence to the SQNTI specification
Year of plantation: 1973 with subsequent renovations
Date of harvest: September 2022
Type of harvest: by hand
Dry extract: 26.9 g/l
Total acidity: 5.08 g/l (tartaric acid equivalent)
Volatile acidity: 0.55 g/l (acetic acid equivalent)
Total SO2: 67 mg/
Empty bottle weight: 450 g
Date of bottling: spring 2023
Aging potential: 2 years
Cork size: 26 x 44 mm
Cork material: natural cork
Bottle type: Bordolese