2016 Burna Grimaldi Dolcetto d'Alba "DOC" Alba, Piedmonte, Italy
From the Winery:
Dolcetto has always been part of the history of Langhe and is the everyday-drinking wine: our grandparents always say that “a meal cannot be considered a proper one without a glass of Dolcetto”. The name takes its origin from the characteristics of the grape variety which is known for its robust and delicious flavor, not from the characteristics of the wine that is always dry.
Dolcetto is purple-colored with pronounced vinous to fruity aromas of red fruits, blueberry, raspberry. It is dry on the palate and shows a good structure, softness and freshness with a finely tannic and unique finish.
Food pairing: appetizers, cold cuts, starters, salads, pasta with tomato sauce and white meat.
Grape variety: Dolcetto 100%.
Vineyards: family’s historical vineyard.
Altitude: between 200 and 350 m.a.s.l.
Exposure: South – South East.
Soil: lean and shallow soil where the vine finds the ideal conditions to produce to produce balanced bunches and to reach ideal ripening.
Harvest: harvest is done by hand in the first 10 days of September.
The fresh grapes are destemmed and fermented at low temperature in order to preserve the fruity aromas and flavors. The cap is managed through light punch downs which are carried out daily.
Aging: both the malolactic fermentation and the refinement are carried out in 70 years old concrete tanks. The wine is bottled at the end of the spring so that it spends a couple of months in bottle before being released in autumn