Azienda Agricola ELIO GRASSO

Dolcetto d’Alba dei Grassi

Dolcetto d’Alba dei Grassi

Municipality of production: Monforte d’Alba

Grape: Dolcetto

First vintage: 1980

Vineyard area under vine: 3.2 hectares

Aspect and height above sea level: southeast-facing, 280 metres

Soil type: moderately loose-packed, clay and limestone-based

Vine training system and planting density: Guyot-trained at 4,500 vines per hectare

Average age of productive vines: 30 years

Harvest period and method: second and third 10 days of September, manual harvest

The vinification procedure for Dolcetto d’Alba dei Grassi involves alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with daily pumping over. After malolactic fermentation, the wine stays in stainless steel untill bottling in April-May