Appellation: Dolcetto d’Alba Doc
Municipality: Monforte d’Alba
Grape: 100% Dolcetto
Surface area: 2.7 ha in the Sant’Anna area of Monforte d’Alba
Vineyards: “Sant’Anna”: mainly westerly exposure, at an average altitude of 450 metres above sea level; area characterised by large amounts of clay and limestone; climatically windy. Lequio Formation soils originating in the Serravallian/Late Tortonian period.
Year planted: 1971
Vine training system: Guyot
Vine density: 5000 plants/ha
Yield: 7.0 tonnes/ha
Vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand and sent immediately to be vinified. After a maceration period of 6-8 days, the wine undergoes malo-lactic fermentation, followed by about 8 months’ ageing in stainless steel. It is then bottled and, after a short period of bottle ageing, released onto the market.