The Dolcetto vine has always been grown on the ridges climbing up the hills of Alba.
This Dolcetto d’ Alba is produced from selected ripe grapes and vinified following a strictly traditional method.
It is a young wine for convivial gatherings and as an everyday table wine for serving throughout a meal. It is at its very best though, with hors-d’oeuvres, cooked and raw cold cuts, pasta, soup, white meats and medium mature cheeses.
It brings out its youthful characteristics: a bright, intense colour showing ruby and violet shades; an exuberant, fruity nose reminiscent of marasca cherries and plums; and a dry, firm taste with a powerful body softening into a delicate bitter almond aftertaste.
VINEYARD: Several vineyards placed on the hills, in Alba.
EXPOSURE: East and south.
GRAPE: 100% Dolcetto.
AVERAGE DENSITY: 4.000 vines/hectare.
TRAINING: Guyot with arched canes.
HARVEST: Towards mid-September.
VINIFICATION: Crushing of the grapes, destemming, controlled temperature fermentation in concrete and stainless steel tanks, maceration of 5-8 days.
AGEING: 6 months in stainless steel tanks and from 2 to 4 months in bottle, lying horizontally in an underground cellar.