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Dolcetto d’Alba

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Dolcetto d’Alba

Appellation:  Dolcetto d’Alba

Type: Red

Varietal: 100% Dolcetto

 

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep ruby red to dark purple color.
Bouquet: Fruity characteristic with bright aromas of blueberry and fresh plum. Subtle spices.
Flavor: Dry with an almond finish; fruity, low acidity.
Serving suggestions: It is best served at 16 ° C or 57-61° F.
Food Pairings: Pairs well with pastas and pizza dishes. Pairs well with chickpeas and spinach and salmon carpaccio as well as tomato based sauce pastas. Fresh cut dry salami or bruschetta with basil, tomato and garlic also go well with this wine.

Vinyard Notes:
Vineyard: Sits at 300 meters and has an east and west exposure, located in the hills overlooking the iconic Barbaresco tower, the village and the Tanaro river. Within the Langhe sub-region.
Area: 1 hectare/ 2.45 acres
Soil: Calcareous limestone with white sandy veins.
Viticulture: Average age of productive vines is 40 though they range in age from 35 to 70 years old.

Winemaking Notes:
Vinification: At 28°C/82°F for 5 days on the skins during maceration. Malolactic fermentation complete. Alcohol 13% by volume.
Aging: 9 months in steel
Stabilization: Natural with no filtering of the wines
Aging Capacity: Properly preserved at a steady temperature of 14°-15°C, laid down, in the dark, this wine can keep its characteristics for 5-7 years.