Croè in Piedmontese dialect it means to fall. The dolcetto berries,
when are mature, fall to the ground.
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.