Dolcetto d'Alba Basarin DOC 2015

The Dolcetto d’Alba Basarin is named for the high-quality vineyard from which its grapes originate.  It is made from 100% Dolcetto grapes which typify the food-friendly, easy-drinking yet quality-minded wines of this region.  The grapes for this wine are pressed and then allowed to mature for 6 months in a stainless steel tank to preserve Dolcetto’s fresh qualities.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color, aromas of black and purple fruits complement undertones of mocha, cocoa, and licorice.  Smooth tannins and integrated alcohol make for a smooth and elegant wine that can be consumed with a wide variety of foods. 

Food Pairing

Pairs well with pizza, Bolognese sauces, and gnocchi.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Basarin vineyard
Vineyard size
3.7 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
886 feet
Vines/acre
1,600
Average Vine Age
35
Yield/acre
3.2 tons
Exposure
Southern
Year vineyard planted
1971-1996
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1975
Bottles produced of this wine
12,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Dolcetto
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
8 days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration technique
Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Maceration length
8
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Length of aging before bottling
6 months

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