COSTA CATTERINA - THE WINES

Langhe Dolcetto D.O.C.

Dolcetto is a simple, every day wine to drink with any meal. In the old Piedmontese tradition Dolcetto was a loyal companion to drink dayly. Although its name may make you think of a sweet wine, Dolcetto is actually a dry wine and has a characteristic bitter aftertaste.


TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Classification: Appellation of controlled origin (D.O.C.)
  • Type of wine:  Still red
  • Grape: 100% Dolcetto
  • Colour: Ruby red.
  • Bouquet: Intense with hints of mint and red fruits.
  • Taste: Dry, fruity and harmonic.
  • Serving temperature: 16-18 ° C
  • Food pairings: Goes well with any meal.
  • Ageing: steel, 8 months in wood, bottled 1 year after the harvest.
  • Bottle size: 0.75 cl.
  • Alcohol percentage: 13% (it can vary for each vintage).
  • Consumption: To be drank in 3 or 4 years after the harvest.

Vinification: After around a month of being in the steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is transferred into big wooden casks of 30hl where it will remain for 8 months. Once the wine has been bottled, it will be aged in the bottles for 4 months.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINEYARD
  • Area of production: Parish of Castellinaldo
  • Height above sea level: 350 m
  • Sun exposion: South
  • Year planted: 1980

  • Vines per hectar: 3000
  • Growing technique: Guyot
  • Yeild per hectar: 90/100 quintals per hectar
  • Soil: Limestone and clay

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