The harvest takes place in mid September, the grapes are picked by hand and placed into perforade boxed for trasport to the wine cellar. The overall yield is about 70 quintals for hectare. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at regulated temperature 28 °C with frequent pumping over every day for period of 8-10 days. The new wine is then trasferred into 25 hettolitre new oak casks where it remains for 3 months. There are no filtration processes undertaken ad wine is fined in bottles. Dolcetto d’Alba “Meriame” has a subtle freshness of plum essence and cherrys. The wine is complex and soft; a wine harmonions that exalt the perfume and fruits.
Colour: Ruby red tending towards grenade
Scent in perfume: ripen fruits and cream
Flavour: vigorous and persistent, full, black pepper and red fruits
Best served at: 16-17C
Food matches: starters and first dishes
Production area: 1,50 hectares
Height o.s.l.: 360 m.
Sun exposure: West
Vines per hectare: 4500
Kg of grapes per hectare: 7000
Soil: Sand and sandstone, marls
Year of implant: 1978
Surface: 15000 sq.m.
Wine per hectare: 4000 l.
Harvest: half september
Vinifcation: 8-10 days in inox steel tanks with frequent daily pumping-overs
Fining: 3-4 months in bottle
Aging: 8 months in steel tank
Produced bottles: 5000
Ageing potential: 2010-2015
Alcohol in vol (%): 13% vol
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