DOLCETTO D’ALBA DOC Pian Balbo
Immediate and friendly wine: great vinosity, fruity flavors and fine tannins, for its pleasantness and immediacy is the ideal accompaniment for all dishes.
IN THE VINEYARD
Grapevine: Dolcetto 100%
Exposure: predominantly West
Average altitude: approx. 330 metres above sea level
Year of planting: 1970 - 2000
Strains per hectare: approx. 5,000
Yield in litres per hectare: approx. 5,500
Harvest period: 10-20 September
Manual harvesting, destemming, pressing, maceration with the skins for 5 to 7 days at 22°/24°, complete malolactic fermentation before winter. Stainless steel ageing, bottling in spring/summer.
Alcohol content: 12-13% vol.
Total acidity: 5-5.5 gr/l.
Dry extract: 24-26 gr/l.
Purplish red with violet edges. Fine nose, aromas of cherry, plum, almond and spicy notes. In the mouth, flavours of ripe fruit, fine tannins and great vinosity. Traditional Piedmontese wine perfect with Italian pasta.
Serving temperature: 14 / 16° C. - Medium-sized glass