Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba DOCG 2016 - $21.95/bt

Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba DOCG 2016 - $21.95/bt

263.40

Vintage 2016
Alcohol 13%

Variety: 100% Dolcetto

Production Area:
A single old vineyard within the Sorì del Ricchino, Diano d’Alba (CN). In the memories of the old in the village, this Sorì was known to produce the best Dolcetto in the area.

Altitude and Exposure:
350 m above sea level; South, South-West

Soil:
Clayey with sandy marles and very abundant silt. Alkaline pH.

Year of Planting:
1966

Type of Growth:
Guyot

Fertilizer:
Natural manure, green manure

Soil Management:
Only hoeing and mowing in the rows

Harvest:
By hand in small crates; mid/second half of September

Yield per Hectare:
38 hl

Fermentation:
In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with soft maceration of the grapes for 8-10 days.

Aging:
In stainless steel for about 6-8 months. In order to preserve the delicate aroma of marasca cherry, typical of Dolcetto grapes, and in full respect of tradition, there is no wood aging.

Bottling:
Bottled without filtration, it ages at least 3 months before release.

Release:
9-11 months after harvesting

Bottles Produced:
About 7.500

Tasting Notes:
Ruby-red color with delicate violet reflections, almost impenetrable to the eye. Intense vinous fragrance with enveloping notes of marasca cherries, blackberry jam and violet. Fresh, fragrant and dry with a typical pleasant almond finish and soft tannins in the mouth. A Dolcetto of great dignity capable also of aging.

Serving Suggestions:
A versatile wine for whole meal. It is a fine match for starters and first courses. It is also excellent with medium-aged cheeses.

Service Temperature:
6°C (61°F)

Evolution:
Some of its sensorial characteristics render it particularly pleasing to drink when young, yet it is also capable of medium-term aging. In a cool, dark place at constant temperature, it will keep well for 3-4 years.

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