Marcarini Dolcetto d’Alba “Fontanazza” DOC
100% Dolcetto. Marcarini Dolcetto d’Alba “Fontanazza” DOC is magnificent ruby red with violet reflections; intense, persistent bouquet shows appealing floral and fruity notes. Lively red fruit; full-bodied, with a pleasingly crisp finish.
“Classic is a keyword in the Marcarini philosophy. Ideally poised between traditional and modern, the wines are characterized by both a voluptuous, embracing style and the superb longevity and blockbuster structure of Piedmont’s best.”
Grapes: 100% Dolcetto
Vineyards: From a single vineyard next to the Brunate and La Serra Barolo vineyards
Altitude: 320 meters (1,050 feet) above sea level
Soil: Calcareous clay with high magnesium content
Vine Training: Espalier
Vine Age: 17-36 years
Time of Harvest: Early September
Vine Density: 4,400 vines per hectare
Total Production: 8,000 bottles
Vinification Process: The hand-picked grapes are selected in the vineyard before being approved to harvest. Vinification in stainless steel and concrete tanks under a controlled temperature of 82-86 °F.
Aging Process: The wine is aged in stainless steel and bottle. The family deliberately chose not to age it in wood.
Alcohol Content: 12.50%
Winemaker: Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti
Cellaring: Up to 5 years
|Dimensions||11.8 × 10.4 × 13.4 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 12 bottles per case