Name: Mosesco Dolcetto d'Alba
Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Dolcetto 100%
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Production Zone: Cuneo - Piemonte
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Pairings: the entire meal, goes well with appetizers and cheeses.
Service: 16 ° C.
Color: Bright ruby red
Bouquet: winy bouquet reminiscent flowers and ripe fruit
Origin & Soil: Vineyards in the areas of Barbaresco, Treiso, Alba and Monforte.
Originally by strong marine currents in the Miocene, are mixed soils of sandy and clayey type
Climate: In 2012, after an early winter with rather high temperatures, in February there were very cold days (with temperatures of -15 / -20 ° C) and heavy snowfalls.
After a cool and rainy spring, from May onwards it is a very hot phase has taken place, rarely interspersed with rainy phenomena occurred in very limited areas. Despite this heat, the plant has managed to not go into stress thanks to the water reserves accumulated in the spring from the ground. At the end of August and the first days of September, there have been very intense rainfall phenomena that have brought benefit to the grapes.
The harvest began the first week of September with an advance of operations of about seven days, compared to normal.
In general, it was very productive vintage with healthy white grapes that have given very harmonious wine with red grapes that will surely give very balanced wines.
Winemaking: The grapes are very healthy and with a good balance of the different components (sugars, acids and polyphenols). After crushing and de-stemming, the grapes reached a maximum temperature of 27 ° -28 ° C., with a 7 day maceration. The malolactic fermentation was completed in mid-December, the wine is aged for several months in steel tanks and in the spring it was bottled.