The dolcetto is a classic table wine, fabulous for accompanying lunch or dinner from the beginning of the meal to the end. It is ideal for combinations with first and second courses. Thanks to its lightness and pleasant characteristics, this wine goes extremely well as an ‘apericena’, which is a dinner aperitif, and is great for all sorts of snacks. The dolcetto can be considered an everyday wine; thanks to its lightness it’s great for any moment and every occasion in life, for both pleasant and sad times. It is particularly suitable for everyday lunches and dinners. The dolcetto is always a great companion for snacks. It should be served preferably at a temperature of 18-20 °C.
The Dolcetto, which is a red wine of moderate alcohol content and light structure, is a vineyard whose origins are uncertain. The name perhaps derives either from the flavor of the grapes, or even from the word “dosso”, because it prefers to be cultivated in hilly areas. The dolcetto has always been grown in the Piedmont region, and it is still considered one of the most common varieties of grape throughout the region. This variety of grapes matures precociously and is very selective with respect to soil and climate. Dolcetto grapes produce wines with limited acidity, that are balanced in tannins and color. They are ready to be drunk right away, but they are also suitable for moderate aging. Thanks to its olfactory characteristics, the dolcetto can also produce formidable rosé wines and young wines to be consumed in the same vintage year.
Product name: Monferrato Dolcetto DOC
Appellation: Monferrato Dolcetto
Country/Region: Piedmont – Italy
Alcool percentage: 12.13 % Vol.
Sugar rate: 2 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 900
Method: the grapes are de-stemmed and crushed with a special machine. After which, alcoholic fermentation begins inside of concrete and steel tanks which have a capacity of about 8 ql each. The fermentation is carried out with specially selected yeasts at a controlled temperature, with frequent pumping and delestage.
Temperature: 24 – 25 ° c for the entire duration of the process
Lenght: roughly 15 days
Malolactic: carried out in steel containers
Aging: 2 – 3 months in steel containers
Minimum aging in bottle: 10 – 15 days after bottling
Empty bottle weight: 400 gr
Date of bottling: 18/03/2016
Aging potential: maximum 2 years
Cork size: 24 x 44
Cork material: cork
Bottle type: bordeaux 0.75 l.
% of Grape/Cépage: 100 % Dolcetto
Soil: medium mixture, with a good amount of iron and aluminum silicates. Low amount of limestone
Agricultural method: spontaneous grassing, cut twice during the spring – summer period and soil tillage (ripper subsoiling with 3 teeth) to a 30-40 cm depth, carried out in autumn. Limited use of herbicides and fungicides. A slight thinning is carried out to avoid excess production and improve quality
Year of plantation: 1977
Date of harvest: 07/09/2015
Type of harvest: manually in cases
Geolocation: medium hill
Dry extract [g/l]: 25.90
Total acidity [g/l of tartaric acid equivalent]: 5.34
Volatile acidity [g/l acetic acid equivalent]: 0.33
Total SO2[mg/l]: 104
Free SO2[mg/l]: 26
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Number of bottles per box: 6
Box size: 260 x 172 x 311 mm
Box type: white, triple type corrugated cardboard, signed with the corporate brand