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2020 Dolcetto d'Alba Tre Vigne, Vietti, Piedmont, Italy

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2020 Dolcetto d'Alba Tre Vigne, Vietti, Piedmont, Italy

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OVERVIEW

A reliable, perfumed Dolcetto d'Alba from one of the Piedmont's most respected producers, the Tre Vigne is bursting with dark cherry fruit and sweet notes of tobacco and violets on the nose with soft tannins and moderate acidity. A good value wine for everyday drinking.

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

An everyday, easy-drinking Dolcetto to be paired with simple pasta and pizza dishes.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

2020 saw excellent sugar levels and healthy grapes across the Piedmont in all grape varieties including Dolcetto.

The grapes are selected from vineyards located in the Langhe region with an average of 4,500 plants per hectare in Guyot training system. Clayey limestone soil. The wine is fermented in stainless steel for about one week with frequent “délestages” for colour extraction and several daily pumping overs. Malolactic takes place in steel vats. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks.

PRODUCER NOTES

One of the most important and well known producers in the Piedmont, Vietti are trendsetters who are partially responsible for the success of the region today thanks to their focus on single vineyard wines back in the 1950's.

The first Vietti labelled vintage was released in 1919 although the family had been involved in winemaking for generations prior to that. Farmers, grape growing was only a percentage of the family income.

In 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) decided to focus the wine production on quality and started making single vineyards wines and increasing the production level in the vineyard and winery. This focus on quality allowed the Vietti winery to grow into one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the US. His focus on single vineyard was copied by most Barolo and Barbaresco producers today and is the reason single vineyard wines exist today.

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

This wine should be stored around 12°C and served between 16-18°C. It's not necessary to decant this wine.

    DELIVERY INFORMATION

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    2020 Dolcetto d'Alba Tre Vigne, Vietti, Piedmont, Italy

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer Vietti
    Wine Region Piedmont
    Wine Classification Dolcetto D'Alba DOC
    Wine Type Red
    Grape Variety Dolcetto
    Vintage 2020
    Vintage Quality Excellent
    Maturity Drinking Now
    Body Mid Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 13%
    Bottle Type Burgundy 75cl
    Serving Temperature 16-18°C
    Food Pairing Pasta, Pizza
    Awards 90 Points - Antonio Galloni

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