Pio Cesare Dolcetto d’Alba DOC

Piemonte, Italy

Vintage:2015 (Current)

2017 (Pending)

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Pio Cesare Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2015

Overview

The Pio Cesare family’s unique winemaking method stresses minimal intervention to produce wines of particularly supple flavor expression. A ceaseless devotion to the individuality of each of the region’s wines informs Pio Cesare's choices in the cellar: shorter maceration, separate lot fermentation, judicious selection for barrel and large cask aging, and bottling schedules determined by the ideal structure of each wine. This allows Pio Cesare to craft wines of varying weight, ageability and drinkability as determined by the vineyard rather than market fashion.

Year after year, the wines of Pio Cesare are recognized for their consistency and regional expression. From world-class Barolo and Barbaresco to crisp Cortese and sweet Moscato, the wines of Pio Cesare offer exceptional quality and variety.

Winemaking

The grapes are sourced from family owned vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba (Ornato estate) in Grinzane Cavour (Cascina Gustava) and Treiso (Il Bricco estate), along with exclusive vineyards belonging to historical suppliers who have been selling their grapes to Pio Cesare for generations and who work their vineyards according to the wineries directions and strict quality controls. Stainless steel fermentation takes place at rather cool temperatures. Aging occurs in stainless steel tanks until the bottling time which is usually in March after the harvest.

Tasting Notes

The wine is fresh, fruity and fragrant, with body and structure, spicy flavors, ripe fruit and roundness.

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Dolcetto

Wine Alcohol: 13.50%

Titratable Acidity: 4.84 g/L

Residual Sugar: 3.62

Aging: Stainless steel tanks until bottling

Suggested Retail Price: $45.00