Dolcetto d’Alba Pian Balbo DOC

A delightfully soft and versatile wine from a single vineyard, whose first plantings go back to 1969. Dolcetto is a favorite native grape in Piedmont as it is easy to drink and easy to pair. The wine features a whole array of fruit, full flavors, round texture, and lovely aromas with an intriguingly almond finish. It can gracefully accompany just about any meal. This version ages a few months in stainless steel and is bottled in spring, released after a few months in bottle. Fresh, full-bodied, and flavorful, its delightful fruitiness and immediate appeal make it an everyday favorite. A true all-around wine.


Wine exported to

Korea, Puerto Rico, Australia

Grape Varieties:

100% Dolcetto

Fermentation container:

Concrete

Fermentation temperature:

30 °C (86 °F)

Length of maceration:

5-7 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Oak casks

Bottling period:

March

Aging in bottle:

6 months

Closure:

Diam

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

Pian Balbo

Vineyard location:

Alba

Vineyard size:

3.73 hectares (9.2 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

270 meters (885 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

5,000 vines per hectare

Yield:

5500

Exposure:

Predominantly western

Years planted:

1970-2000

Time of harvest:

10-20 September

First vintage of this wine:

1994

Total yearly production (in bottles):

15,000-20,000

Tasting notes:

A delightfully fruity, fragrant wine that is best enjoyed in its youth, though it may be cellared for a few years.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

A perfect everyday wine, easy to pair perfect with pasta.

Aging potential:

Good fresh, but also after a few years

Alcohol:

Alcohol 12-13 % ; Acidity 5-5.5 gr/l

Winemaker:

Pietro Colla