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Dolcetto d’Alba, Massolino

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DOLCETTO D’ALBA

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Vineyard

Made from Dolcetto grapes grown in vineyards situated in Serralunga d’Alba

Altitude

330 m above sea level

Total surface area

3.2 hectares

Soil composition

mixed consistency tending towards lime

Training system and vine density

traditional Guyot; from 5,000 vines in the younger vineyards to 6,000 in the older ones

Yield per hectare

7 tonnes

Average age of vines

20-25 years

Harvest

manual, towards mid – late September

First year of production

1896; as of the 2003 vintage the best Dolcetto grapes from all our vineyards are all used to make this wine

Total bottles produced

24,000 750 ml bottles

Alcohol content

13-14% vol., depending on the vintage

Vinification and ageing

temperature controlled (27-29°C) fermentation and maceration in stainless steel lasting an average period of 7-9 days. This is followed by malolactic fermentation and a short period of maturing in stainless steel; the wine is released for sale after approximately 4 months in the bottle

Note

the soils of Serralunga coney exceptional structure to this grape, which offers characteristic freshness and fragrance

Tasting characteristics

Appearance: bright ruby red with deep purplish hues

Bouquet: fresh, fruity, sweet and elegant perfumes strongly prevail

Flavour: expansive and warm entry, opening into a multitude of flavours traceable to a rich and concentrated wine. Naturally dominant fruit and vinous character leaving behind a lingering and pleasant aftertaste

It is best to serve it at temperatures between 18-20°C

In keeping with Langa tradition this wine is ideal with all courses of a meal. It is also perfect for snacks featuring cured meats and cheeses, or at the beginning of a meal, served with starters (other than fish) and sliced meats. Pasta, rice, soup and red meats, particularly when grilled, enhance its good body and pleasantly drinkable quality

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