ALTEFRANGE MONFERRATO DOC DOLCETTO
Altefrange - Red wines
- Variety: Dolcetto.
- Colour: intense ruby red, sometimes tending to violet.
- Bouquet: winy, pleasant, fruity.
- Taste: dry, slightly bitter, tannic, harmonious.
- Alcoholic content: minimum 12% vol.
- Serving temperature: 16-18 °C.
- Content: 75 cl – 1,5 l.
Harvest: mid September. Pressing, picking the wood from the bunches; fermentation in big tanks with skins and selected yeasts at controlled temperature, never over 25°C till the complete transformation of the natural sugars of the grapes. Frequently poured off from October to March, to favour the natural decantation of the skins. Stockage in big stainless steel tanks to guarantee a perfect maturation of the wine. Sometimes, to favour the gaining of its characteristic bouquet, it is refined some months in big oak barrels. In late spring or in summer, after filtration, bottling at cellar temperature. Consumption suggested within 2 years from the harvest; however, some good vintages can be aged longer.
MATCHING WITH FOOD
Delicate roasts, white meat, grilled or stewed meat, fresh cheese, fish soups, tasty fish, boiled vegetables, pasta, and rice.