Dolcetto d’Alba Pilade DOC
Grape varietal: 100% Dolcetto
Planting layout: 2.30 x 0.90 m
Altitude: 230-260 metres a.s.l.
Vine training technique: guyot
Age of vines: 30-40 years
Yield per hectare: 75 quintals of grapes/ha
Soil: limestone – blue marlstone – sand
Harvest: late September
Vinification: traditional in temperature controlled tanks
Ageing: 6 months in stainless steel tanks
Further ageing: 6 months in the bottle
Sensory characteristics: Bright ruby red colour. Intense, fresh, fuity and winey bouquet. Elegant palate, savoury and velvety, medium-bodied. Excellent as an everyday wine.
The grapes come from the vineyards in La Morra and the wine is aged exclusively in stainless steel tanks.
This wine was named Pilade in memory of Mr. Pilade, former owner of a portion of the vineyard that belongs to us today.