Dolcetto d’Alba DOC

Grape variety: Dolcetto
Alcohol: 12.50 % vol.
Serving temperature: 16° – 18° C

The dolcetto is a red grape variety traditional to Piedmont. It is grown almost everywhere in the region and figures in the wines of some 10 different DOC denominations. The grapes for this particular Dolcetto are grown in the hills around the city of Alba, in the province of Cuneo.
The winemaking is traditional in style, with a 10-day maceration followed by fermentation at about 28°C, then malolactic fermentation. The wine is finally given a brief bottle ageing.

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Description

Colour: Deep ruby red
Bouquet: Emphatic, crisp, and fruity, with cherry fragrances
Palate: Dry, well structured but smooth, young and fruity, and pleasantly bitterish