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Dolcetto dAlba 2009

Alba, Italy

100% dolcetto

The Dolcetto d’Alba produced in 2009 - a great vintage - is clear ruby red with an intense nose hinting at ripe fruit. Well-structured, round and fresh on the mouth.


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The Label

Producer: Aurelio Settimo
Wine (proprietary name): Dolcetto dAlba
Vintage: 2009
Labeled as: varietal title
Country of origin: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Area/Appellation: Alba
Classification of Appellation: d.o.c.
Classification of Wine:
Alcohol %: 13.50

The Winemaking

Winemaker: Aurelio Settimo
Assistant Winemaker:
First Date of Production:
Handling of Fruit: hand picked
Sorted: sorted at picking, sorted at table
Stem: all destemmed
Yield of Harvest:
Method of Crush/Pressing: mechanical press Press Type: Basket
Pre-fermantation Soak/Maceration: Y     Length of Soak: 7days
Temperature Controlled: Y
Free Run Juice Only: Y
Gravity Fed to Vessels: Y
Type of Vessel for Fermentation: Stainless Steal/Inox
Size of Vessel:
Vessel Seal: Sealed Vessel
Fermentation Temperature Controlled: Y
Fermentation Style: Naturally Occured
Type of Yeasts: Native Yeasts
Carbonic Maceration: N
Length of Fermentation: 7 Day(s)
Pumped Over/Cap Agitation: Y
Malolactic Fermentation: Y    Percent: 100.00%
CO2/SO2 Added on Fermentation: SO2
Type of Ageing Vessel: Concrete
Origin of Barrels (if used):
Size of Barrels Used: 6
Length of Maturation: 0 Month(s)
Extended Lees Contact: N
Fined (Type): N
Filtered (Type): N
Moved to Multiple Vessels?:
Date of Bottling: 2011-03-00
Age in Bottle Before Release: 3 Month(s)
Number of Bottles (750ml) Produced: 7274
Number of Magnums Produced: 0
Number of Half Bottles (375ml) Produced: 0
Closure Type: Natural Cork
Bottled with SO2: Y
Alcohol %: 13.50
Residual Sugars (Gram/Liter):
Total Acidity (Gram/Liter): 0.00
Total Ph: 0.00

The Vineyard

Total Vines Planted: .97 Hectare
Density of Vines: 4500-5000 Hectare
Wine Vineyard: Single Vineyard
Source Vineyard: Vineyards Estate Owned
Exposition of Vineyards: SE, S
Soil Type(s): Clay based with heavy presence of Calcareous deposits.
Elevation of Vineyards: 200-270 m
Vineyards Description: Hillside
Average Age of Vines: 18 year(s)
Farming Methods: Sustainable
Irrigation: irrigated
Additional Vineyard Information: