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2017 Dogliani D.O.C.
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2017 Dogliani D.O.C.

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GRAPE VARIETAL
Dolcetto

EXPOSURE
east-west and south-southwest

ALTITUDE
300-500 meters

SOILS
mostly loose soils of calcareous nature and grey color, though in some areas with a noticeable presence of limestone

METHOD OF CULTIVATION
Guyot

VINE AGE
20-50 years


DENSITY
4,500-5,000 vines per hectare, with levels sometimes reaching 7,000 for vines between 40 and 50 years of age

YIELD
up to 8 t/he

HARVEST
first half of September 

VINIFICATION
Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tubs at controlled temperatures of 82-86°F for a well balanced extraction. The lower temperatures were needed to obtain the fruit sensation and the higher temperatures favour the structure. After malolactic fermentation the wine was left to rest at low temperatures in stainless steel tubs for a period of six months.

ALCOHOL LEVEL
13.5%

ACIDITY
4.5 grams per liter

CHARACTERISTICS
Aromatic and pleasurably acidic, it's ruby red color is typical of a Dolcetto. This specific varietal comes from Dogliani- a small town of 4,793 inhabitants in the province of Cuneo known for their superior Dolcetto.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
60-65 degrees Fahrenheit (16-18 degrees Celsius) 

PAIRINGS
Dogliani's fruitful aromas of blue raspberry and cherry pair well with pasta, soup, and lightly-cured meat and cheese. 


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