Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2017

Cascina Lo Zoccolaio is dedicated to tradition. The grapes are treated with love and respect at every single phase of production from the vineyards to the cellar. Lo Zoccolaio goes by the following guidelines: no use of herbicides, the use of legumes as fertilizers, and always having respect for the rhythms of nature. The harvest is carried out rigorously by hand selecting only the best grapes.

About the Vineyard

This Dolcetto d'Alba comes from Lo Zoccolaio's own vineyards located  Monforte d'Alba area. Ideal vineyard position (South-East) and the sand/limestone soil gives the wine a youthful fragrance, with a ruby and violet colour and a fresh and fruity perfume. 

Wine Production

After the harvest, destalking, and soft pressing, the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks. The dolcetto is typically bottled in spring, giving it a short time in stainless steel tanks. This process preserves the freshness of the wine. Everything is done with respect for tradition, and with the most modern methodologies and tools.

Tasting Notes

Full and bright red, with characteristic perfumes, slightly spiced, of plum and violet. Intense on the palate, and well balanced between freshness and tannins.

Food Pairing

Best served with appetizers, pasta, vegetables and simple meat dishes. 

Production Info
Vineyard name
Sagrin (Monforte d'Alba)
Vineyard size
4 acres
Soil composition
Sand, limestone, marl, clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
984 feet
Average Vine Age
20
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
19641999
Harvest time
End of September
First vintage of this wine
1990
Bottles produced of this wine
13,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Dolcetto
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
77 °F
Maceration technique
Submerged-Cap Fermentation
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
Residual sugar
<1 g/L
Acidity
5.6 g/L
Dry extract
30.5 g/L

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