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Pensiero

Selections

Dolcetto d’Alba DOC

Parpan

Grapes

Dolcetto

Area

Langa albese

Soil type

Soil rich incalcareous marl and potassium oxide and has good permeability

Exposure and altitude

South-est/south-west - Mid-hillsides’ 250-400m asl estate vineyard faces south-east, south-west

System

Guyot 4.000-5.000 plants/ha

Harvest

First, second ten days of Settembre

Gradation

13% vol

Temperature

17-18 °C

Size

0,75 L

Technical notes

Vinification: the fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats at a tempertatur of 28° C with frequent pumping ver of the must to optimize the extraction of colour and tannins. Then the fermentation goes on at a controlled temperature of 25-26° C till the sugar last.

Ageing: at the end of the malolactic fermentation (end of November), the wine stays in stainless steel tanks for six months. The wine is released after short bottle ageing.

Pairings

It is excellent served with hot starters, pasta dishes, vegetables and not over-elaborate meats.