Traditionally, Dolcetto is a simple table wine but thanks to the particular microclimate of the Sant’Anna vineyard this Dolcetto is a more complex wine which also has a discreet propensity to age.
Name Dolcetto d’Alba
Town Monforte d’Alba
Grapes 100% Dolcetto
Vineyard size 2.7ha in the area of Sant’Anna in Monforte d’Alba
Vineyards The exposure of Sant’Anna is more to the west with an average altitude of 450m above sea level. The area is breezy with a soil of sand and marls with a prevalence of the latter from the Lequio Formation- Serravallian/aerly Tortonian.
Year of planting — 1971
Vine training Guyot
Vineyard density 5,000 rootstocks/ha
Yield 7000 kg/ha
Winemaking method The grapes are picked by hand and are immediately sent to the winery. After macerating for 6-8 days, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation to then age in stainless steel vats for around eight months. The wine ages a short period in the bottle before sale.