The 2018 vintage opened with a long winter extended until March, with plenty of rainfall, restoring the soil’s water supply. Flowering and subsequent berry set took place regularly and in optimal climatic conditions. Green harvesting became necessary for nearly all varietals in order to curb production. Development was gradual during the summer; a long period of constant fine weather helped the grapes to ripen without the harvest needing to be brought forward. It has been a vintage that demanded the attention of winegrowers in their management of the vineyard in order to achieve the best results possible.
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Doolcetto
Growing Area: Monforte, Alba
Alcohol: 13,00 % by volume
Food: It pairs with appetizers, pasta, risotto, chicken, cheese and salami.
No oak Oak
Colour: Deep ruby red.
Nose: Fruity, vinous, delightful with scent of red fruits and ripe grape.
Palate: Smooth, fine, medium body, with pleasant Dolcetto grape taste.
Serving: 15 - 18 °C.
Cellaring: 3 - 4 years.
Exposure: S, SW
Vines age: 15-25 years
Yield: 9000 kg/ha
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture
PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur. After destemming, berries are hand- sorted on a second vibrant table and finally softly crushed.
This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible.
FERMENTATION PROCESS: The must is cooled to preserve its best characters before fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. The maceration is short acting using délestage for about 10 days.
BOTTLE REFINING: DOSSO DOLCETTO D’ALBA is refined only in bottle for about 3 months before realising.
DOSSO DOLCETTO D’ALBA is fully compliant with the name of the grape. In fact, in Piemontese Dialect, Dolcetto means ”gentle in acidity” especially when compared with Barbera. This character allowed this wine to be the most dish friendly red wine.
DOSSO DOLCETTO D’ALBA enhance this tradition being very easy to pair with dishes providing a gentle complexity along with a fresh elegance.Download wine's data sheet