Fratelli Alessandria’s wine is a classic, very drinkable Dolcetto d’Alba, ideal with all courses of a meal.
It seeks to perfectly express the characteristic fruity aromas of the grape variety, supported by a round and balanced body.
Grape variety: Dolcetto
Vineyards, Exposure and Altitude: Boscatto (East, 250-370 meters), Cristiani (West, 250-280 meters), Sotto orti (West, 270-310 meters), Semolino (West-East, 320-350 meters)
Average age of vines: around 40 years
Total area: about 1 hectare
Soil: limestone and silty
Harvest period and method: by hand in the second half of September
Vine training and Density of plants: Guyot; 4,500 vines per hectare
Fermentation and Maceration: 6 – 8 days in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 25 – 27 °C (77 – 81 °F)
Ageing and Fining: 5-7 months in stainless steel or cement tanks, at least 1-2 months in horizontally laid bottles
Bottling period: May, June after the harvest
Longevity: 3 – 4 years
First year of production: 1974