Dolcetto d’Alba DOC

Grape: Dolcetto 100%
Municipality of production: Monforte d’Alba (CN)
Number of bottles produced each year: 4000
Training system: Guyot counter-espalier
Vineyard exposure and altitude: south-east 400 mt. a.s.l.
Type of soil: mainly clayey and calcareous
Age of vines: 30-40 years
Planting density: 5000 plants/ha
Yield/hectare: 75 tonnes/ha
Harvest period: middle of September– manual harvest
Wine–making process: alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 6/7 days, with temperature-control and daily pumping over.
Maturing: in stainless steel tanks for a period of 6/8 months
Organoleptic Analysis: this classical wine from the Langa looks bright ruby red colour with violet tones. Its smelling features are characterized by a general sensation of big freshness, with basically fruity scents.
Serving temperature: 17°-18° C

Pleasant on the palate with a full-bodied taste and a soft tannic flavour which brings to a typical bitterish end. It is a young wine which gives really fresh and fruity sensations during its first years, but after a short aging in bottle improves its features even more.