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Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba

Wine: Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba docg
Municipality of production: Diano d’Alba (sub-area Abelloni)
Grape: Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba
Alcohol content: 14% – 15%
Vineyard area: 0,6 hectares
Exposure: south-east
Soil type: clay
Farming system: Low-Gujot
Average age of the vines: 15/20 years
Planting density: 4000 plants per hectare
Time of harvest: around the last week of September
Maximum yield: 80 quintals per hectare, depending of the thinning and on the year
Production containers: stainless steel tanks
Aging containers: stainless steel tanks
Length of aging: the first seven months after the harvest. Micro-oxigenation is used to optimize the “elevage”, in order to soften the tannis and help the clarification and stabilization of the wine
Clarification and filtration: none
Bottling period: preferably the end of the seventh or the beginning of the eith month of the year following the harvest
Number of bottles produced: 2.000 – 2.500
Packaging: 12 bottles cartons
This wine represents a set of measures taken and of the attention given in the vineyard and in the winery which enhance the Dolcetto grape at its highest levels
Suggested food pairing: cured meats and pasta dishes
Tasting notes:
Colour: intense violet red.
Nose: scents of small forest fruits
Taste: this is a full-bodied
wine with an elegant tannin and a persistent and harmonious end

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