Wine Details

E. Pira E Figli Dolcetto D'Alba DOC

The modest tannins and elegant structure typical of this grape variety make Dolcetto d’Alba an ideal “everyday wine,” enjoyable without being overwhelming. Ruby red in color with bright violet reflections, this wine is bursting with fresh fruit like Marasca cherries, wild strawberries and small red fruit on the nose. It’s particularly enjoyable slightly chilled on a warm summer day.

Region:

Producer:

E. Pira E Figli (Chiara Boschis)

Varietal:

100% Dolcetto

Vineyard:

Mosconi, Raverai and Le Coste in Monforte d'Alba

Yield:

2,200 kg/ha

Aging:

Aging in stainless steel to highlight the bright, fruity character of this grape

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

20 years

Acidity:

5.93 g/l

Production:

6,600 bottles

Soil:

Clay lime marls from the tertiary period

Average altitude:

400 m (1,312 feet) above sea level

Vinification:

Fermentation in automatic, temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with daily punch downs and pump-overs

Harvest:

Beginning of September

First vintage:

1990

Cellar:

E. Pira Chiara Boschis, Barolo

Bottling:

2-4 months in bottle

Release:

Spring, 6 months after harvest

Recent press reviews

91

E. Pira & Figli Dolcetto D'Alba DOC 2019

Wine Spectator (91)- "Pure fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry introduce this silky red. It's balanced and charming, with vibrant acidity driving the long mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2025. 370 cases made."

90

E. Pira & Figli Dolcetto D'Alba DOC 2017

Wine Advocate (90)- "This is a fruity, dark and exuberant expression of one of Piedmont's most food-friendly grapes. The 2017 Dolcetto d'Alba opens to soft richness and fruity succulence, with dried blackberry aromas "

90

E. Pira & Figli Dolcetto D'Alba DOC 2016

Vinous Media (90)- "The 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba is a tasty, straightforward wine with good varietal character. Plum, black cherry, lavender and spice all flesh out in this succulent, mid-weight Dolcetto."