Dolcetto DOC - Vigneto Autinot
Grape-variety: 100% Dolcetto
Growing location, altitude and soil: The Langhe (Piedmont), at an altitude of between 200 a 350 metres. The slightly clayey, calcareous white marl soil is of marine origin.
Wine-making method: The fermentation takes place in steel, with frequent breaking up of the cap and a maceration lasting around 3/4 days at a controlled temperature. After drawing off, and the resulting malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into large oak casks, where it matures for 4-6 months. It is then bottled without undergoing any filtration.
Maturing and ageing in the bottle: After bottling, the wine stands in the cellar for a further 6 months prior to its release.
Description of product: This wine's deep ruby red colour is accompanied by a fruity, dry nose, and breezy, fruity taste with a faintly bitterish finish.
Recommended pairings: Dolcetto goes well with traditional Piedmontese cuisine, in particular starters and pasta dishes.
Bottles produced: Approx. 10,000 bottles are produced in appropriate vintages.
Yield per hectare: The yield in grapes of 6000 kg/ha is equivalent to 42 Hl of wine.