( Dessert wine )
(This name has a double origin: the family
name and the gentle sweetness of the wine.)
RIPENING PERIOD: Mid September.
RATE OF GROWTH: Slightly below average,
not requiring too long pruning.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 7,5°
MATURITY: To be drunk young.
VINIFICATION: After a soft pressure, it is
refrigerated at 0° in stainless steel tanks
to stop the fermentation; then it
re-starts the fermentation in
CHARACTERISTICS: Dark rosé, slightly
sparkling and aromatic sweet wine,
particularly suited for desserts,
TEMPERATURE: 8 – 10° C.
( Spicey digestive wine )
PRODUCTION AREA: Vigna Riondona
Tagliolo M.to (AL)
CATEGORY: Aromatized wine.
VINIFICATION: As for the Dolcetto, after a
soft pressure of the grapes, the juice ferments
in large wooden vats at controlled temperature
for approx. 8 days. The procedure of aromatising
the wine consists in ageing the wine in
French wooden barrels for 60 days, together
with up to 10 different herbs (gentian, rhubarb,
carnation, cinnamon, …) especially selected to
better match with the characteristics of
Dolcetto. The wine is then clarified, refrigerated,
and finally bottled.
CHARACTERISTICS: Red ruby colour, intense
fragrance, slightly spicy due to the herbs; in
mouth the wine is full-bodied, sweet with a
slightly bitter aftertaste. This is a wine for after
dinner, but is also suitable for chocolate cakes
such as “bonet” (typical piedmontese cake
made with “amaretti”).
Grappa di Dolcetto
ORIGIN: Tagliolo M.to (AL) – Southern
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 45°
PROCEDURE: After the maceration in vats,
the skins of the grapes are brought to a distillery
nearby, where they will be distillated. To
obtain better results during the distillation,
these skins need to be wet, in order to produce
a richer grappa once processed.
CHARACTERISTICS: Dry grappa obtained
from a single grape (monovitigno); it mantains
the typicity of Dolcetto, with a slightly almond
fragrance. Full-bodied in mouth, with a very
deep and strong aftertaste, resulting from the
richness (in alcohol) of the distillated grapes.
This Grappa is well balanced between
the alcohol and the thickness of its body.
AVAILABILITY: Very limited.