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Dolcetto translates to "little sweet one" due to the sweetness of the grape in spite of the fact that it is usually vinified as a dry wine with minimal residual sugar. Deep purple in color with a perfumy nose. Full of rich, ripe, fruit flavor and a lingering spicy finish. This wine is meant to be consumed fairly young before the fruit fades.
Made from 100% Dolcetto
The first vintage was bottled in 1992, and 14,500 bottles are produced annually.
Production area: Falletto - located 1,150 ft. above sea level, with
Southwest/Southeast exposure and a clay, sand soil composition
Vineyard characteristics: 7.5 acres planted in 1982 with a density of 1,821 vines per acre. The vines are planted in the Guyot method and yield 2 tons per acre.
The harvest was carried out in end of September
Type of Press: Pneumatic
Method of extraction: multiple pumpovers daily
Length of Maceration: 10 days
Fermented in in stainless steel at a temperature of 85 degrees for days.
Malolactic fermentation is totally carried out
Type: in large oak barrels
The wine is aged for 9 months prior to release from the winery.
Total Acidity: 5.50 gram(s) per liter
Dry Extract: 23.50 gram(s) per liter
Alcohol Content: 12.5 % alc. by volume
Residual Sugars: 2.0 gram(s) per liter
Bruno Giacosa's winery has been making wine for three generations, and Bruno Giacosa himself says that his success is due to his respect for traditional winemaking methods which he believes enhance the characteristics of Piedmont's varietals. His property covers 37 acres of totally cultivated vines. The altitude of the estate, its ideal exposure (south, south-west), and the...Read More About Bruno Giacosa
(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...Read More About Piedmont
(dole-CHEH-toh) Piedmont's other grape Thoughts of Piedmont usually bring images of big tannic Barolos and Barbarescos, but an oft-forgotten everyday variety of the region is Dolcetto. Roughly translated, Dolcetto means little sweet one. While not exactly sweet, wine made from Dolcetto exudes light and fruity characteristics. Notable Facts Dolcetto is an early-ripening grape,...Read More About Dolcetto
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