Dolcetto d'Alba D.O.C.
  • Dolcetto d'Alba D.O.C.

Dolcetto d'Alba D.O.C.

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G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d’Alba is a hommage to this wonderful, often overlooked heritage varietal. Historically, Dolcetto was cultivated in prime land, just above Nebbiolo vineyards.

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At Vajra, we remain loyal to this approach, farming our vineyards in places of true vocation. This is a pure, vibrant and fruity expression of the grape, ideal for many food pairings from appetizers to pastas and vegetables and light protein such as white meats and egg-based dishes. posizione, cure e attenzioni. Per queste ragioni, il Dolcetto di Vajra è coltivato solo in appezzamenti molto vocati. Grande freschezza e inebriante vinosità sono i tratti di questo vino, che ci trasportano e ci riportano ai profumi della vendemmia.

VINEYARD AND TERROIR: Multiple estate vineyards with an average age of 25 years.

HARVEST AND WINEMAKING: Dolcetto is picked in the first half of September. As vineyards are located at high elevation, protected from thermal inversion that affects north slopes and the valley floors, they allow for a longer hanging period and a full phenolic ripening. A gentle vinification usually lasts up to 15 days, with a couple of punch-downs per day. Wine is racked at least twice prior to malolactic fermentation, which takes place in stainless-steel vats.

AGING: Vajra Dolcetto d’Alba sees a minimum aging period, in stainless-steel only, and is bottled in Spring following harvest.

TRIVIA: - The name Dolcetto comes from the Piedmontese word duset or dosset. It refers to both the rolling hills where this variety is found, but also to the varietal’s low acidity and softness, which provides for a smoother profile. In Piedmontese, these traits are described by adding to the adjective doss, “sweet” [“o” is pronounced like the Italian “u”] with the addition of the suffix “et” that plays the diminuitive affectionate role [like the suffix “ish” for the English adjectives].

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Organoleptic properties

COLOUR: Dolcetto d’Alba opens up with notes of blue/purple fruits.

AROMA: Gentle sweet spices and bright mountain florals.

FLAVOUR:It’s smooth at first but reveils the beautiful structure and punch that is such a signature of this vintage.

Serving temperature

Best enjoyed at a temperature of 17-19°C.

Wine and food matching

This is a fantastic food wine, especially with light proteins (egg pasta, cod, white meats) and vegetable-based dishes.

Cellar life To drink at once or keep for 6-7 years.
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Vendemmia
2017
Denominazione d'origine
Dolcetto d'Alba
Varietà
Dolcetto

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Dolcetto d'Alba D.O.C.

G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d’Alba is a hommage to this wonderful, often overlooked heritage varietal. Historically, Dolcetto was cultivated in prime land, just above Nebbiolo vineyards.

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