Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba docg "Costafiore"

Name: Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba docg "Costafiore"

Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Area of Origin: Piemonte, wine district: Diano d’Alba.

Hints of the Vineyard: This wine is exclusively obtained from the Dolcetto grapes of the Costafiore vineyard, located on the steep and well-exposed hill that stretches from Valle Talloria up to Diano d'Alba.
The name "Costafiore" (blooming coast) comes from a special yearly event: the vineyard, thanks to a special micro-climate,
starts blooming with violets already at the end of the Winter.

Vinification: Crushing and de-stemming, fermentation in stainless steel vats, at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C, maceration on the skins for 10 days, with daily pumping of the must over the cap. Despite its name, which sounds like sweet (dolce) in Italian, it is a completely dry red wine, medium bodied.
The word "Dolcetto" traditionally comes from the sweetness of the original grapes or, according to ancient sources, from the small humps on which this vine was used to be planted.

Ageing: Aged for at least 6 months in large Slavonian oak casks.

Grape Variety: Dolcetto

Tasting Notes: Mr. Ferdinando Giordano’s favourite one, this Dolcetto matures for several months, finally sending out an intense
scent of violet and a fruity aroma of raspberries, cherries and currants.
To the palate, a fresh, harmonic and velvety flavour with subtle hints of almond.

Food Pairing Notes: Dolcetto "Costafiore" can be a constant dinner companion to coldcuts, pasta, meats and fresh cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16 - 18 °C.

Ageing Potential: 2 - 3 years

Average Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%