Giuseppe Cortese Trifolea Dolcetto d`Alba 2017

This wine is made from 100% Dolcetto from 25-30 year old vines in the Trifolera zone, which is named after the prized white truffles that can be found in the area. The grapes are harvested in late September and vinified entirely in stainless steel tanks to ensure maximum freshness and fragrance.

About the Vineyard

The first of three crests extending from Tre Stelle to Martinenga, the Trifolera vineyard mention has never been used to produce Barbaresco wine. Few are the levels of quality comparable to the top in this field, which explains why there is a higher number of Dolcetto and Barbera vineyards.

Wine Production

Vinification and storage exclusively in
stainless steel.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color with violet tints, the Dolcetto d'Alba Trifolera entices the senses with notes of juicy black cherries, black currants and violets. This wine is very elegant and velvety with harmonious flavors and a pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

Food Pairing

This wine is highly recommended with vegetable pastas, roasted game hens or pork tenderloin with cranberry sauce.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Vineyard name
Trifolera
Vineyard size
5 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
900 feet
Vines/acre
1,800
Yield/acre
2.8 tons
Exposure
Western
Total SO2
82
Year vineyard planted
1960s
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1971
Bottles produced of this wine
10,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Dolcetto
Time on its skins
5
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
6-7 days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
5
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
3-4 months
Size of aging container
50 hl
Length of aging before bottling
6
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
Residual sugar
3 g/L
Acidity
5.2 g/L
Dry extract
28.4 g/L

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