Bruno Giacosa Falletto Dolcetto d'Alba 2004
from Piedmont, Italy
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
Vinification & Aging
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.
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