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

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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 "

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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."

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E. Pira & Figli Dolcetto D'Alba DOC 2015

Wine Spectator (90)- "Though rich and concentrated, this red is sleek, courtesy of the vivid acidity. Black cherry, blackberry and cocoa flavors prevail. Firm tannins provide grip. This should pair well with salumi and antipasti. Drink now though 2022. 1,500 cases made. "