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Cuchet Dolcetto d’Alba doc

 

Grape-variety: 100% Dolcetto

Vineyard: The Dolcetto grapes used in making this wine were grown on 0.93 hectares on a vineyard located in the Cuchet district of Barbaresco

Soil: Compact, mainly clay and limestone

Position: Facing west

Altitude: Between 220 and 240 m

Vine-training: Arched-cane Guyot

Vinification: In the winery the grapes were crushed and de-stemmed. During the fermentation the must stayed in contact with the skins for 7 days

Maturation: After drawing off and partial clarification, the wine was matured for 3 months in casks of French oak and 2 months in steel

Ageing: Prior to its release, the wine was aged after bottling for at least 2 months in bottles lying down in the dark and peace & quiet of the cellar

Tasting notesBright ruby-red with violet highlights; intense, vinous nose showing overtones of violets and Marasca cherries; full, luscious, dry flavour, with a nice almond finish

Food pairings: This fruity, young wine can be served throughout a meal, though it is at its best with starters, tasty pasta dishes and white meat. Excellent with medium mature cheeses too

Storage: Best kept at a constant temperature in the dark and silence of an underground cellar