DOC Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba

(d.o.c. D.P.R. 03/05/1974)

The concentrical Diano d’Alba district is located on a hilltop which is among the highest in the Langhe zone.

Here, dolcetto grows untiringly in the best exposed slopes, becoming an important economic resource.

Wine regulations regarding Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba (or Diano d’Alba for short) establish that it must offer the following characteristics when released for marketing.

Colour

Ruby red.

Bouquet

Winey and pleasantly characteristic.

Flavour

Dry, almond-tasting and harmonious with moderate acidity and good body.

Minimum alcohol content by volume: 11,5%.

Minimum total acidity: 5‰.

Minimum dry extract: 22 g/litre.

When Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba has a minimum alcohol content by volume superior to 12,5% and one year’s ageing it can bear the inscription “superiore” (i.e. superior) on the label.

Vines

Appellation

DOCG

Color

Red

Type

Still

Min. alcohol

Variants

Established on

Towns where it's produced

DOC Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba: Vines

The DOC Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba is a single varietal wine, and therefore can be made exclusively by Dolcetto grapes

The bunch of Dolcetto is a long pyramid in shape, and the grapes are round, with a blue-black skin. The fruit ripens in mid September. you can read more about Dolcetto here.

Recipes to pair with DOC Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba

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