The dolcetto is the most widespread grape variety in the Langhe, cultivated since immemorial time and faithful presence on the canteens of its people. Delicate variety, it requires special attention in the vineyard and during winemaking.
The wine produced with Dolcetto grapes has for centuries been one of the protagonists of Piedmontese peasant life and one of the main objects of exchange with Liguria, from which besides oil and salt, anchovies were imported, the main ingredient of one of the most famous typical dishes of Piedmont, the bagna caöda. In spite of this, certain information about Dolcetto only occurs from the 18th century. Dolcetto d’Alba wine obtained the DOC in 1974.
The refinement takes place in steel barrels for about 3 months and subsequent 4 months of refinement in the bottle.
The color is intense ruby red, with violet reflections. The scent is vinous, fragrant, with inviting hints of ripe fruit, among which cherry and plum are recognizable. In the background, but equally important to define its bouquet, are the floral aroma – the violet in particular – and a slight herbaceous note. The taste is young, immediate, fresh, with modest acidity. Floral sensations of ripe fruit recur and complete with a pleasant almond aftertaste. Wine with a simple and straightforward character.