Dolcetto d'Alba D.O.C.
Name: Dolcetto d’Alba d.o.c.
Alcoholic content: 13% vol.
Total acidity: 5.6 g/l.
Colour: Intense ruby red with violet reflections.
Bouquet: Persistent and pleasant, with evident
notes of small and ripe red fruits.
Mouth feel: pleasant and smooth palate,
highlighting its own variety. Slightly bitterish finish.
Wine and food matches
Good with hors d’oeuvres and medium rare meat dishes.
Vineyards: Commune of La Morra.
Surface area: 3 hectares.
Altitude: 350 metres a.s.l.
Soil: sandy with limestone and clay.
Plantation density: 5000 vines per hectare.
Growing method: traditional Guyot.
Age of vineyard: 20 years old.
Yield per hectare: 7500 kg.
Harvesting period: between 15 and 25 September.
Harvesting type: hand picking.
Fermentation: in steel tanks.
Fermentation temperature: maximum 28°.
Fermentation length: 6 - 8 days.
Malolactic fermentation: yes.
Ageing in steel tanks: 6 months.
Ageing in bottle: 3 months.