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Cavallotto Dolcetto d'Alba 'Vigna Scot' 2018

Cavallotto

Product image 1Cavallotto Dolcetto d'Alba 'Vigna Scot' 2018
Product image 2Cavallotto Dolcetto d'Alba 'Vigna Scot' 2018

Regular price $17.99

Pinot Noir (blanc) from near the Cantina south below the Boschis vineyard and adjacent to Vignane, north facing.

Vineyard Parcel(s): Vigna Scot parcel between Bricco Boschis and Vignolo

Vineyard Size: 2.96 ha

Vineyard Character: hillside, ridge top

Slope Direction: East, Northeast

Drinking Window: 2018-2026

Average Yield: 33 hl/ha

• Full destemming; fermentation with indigenous yeasts only. • Use of Horizontal and Vertical Fermentation tanks.
• Traditional fermentation with semi-submerged cap with punch-downs and pump-overs.
• Controlled fermentation temperature at 29°C on indigenous yeasts.
• Total maceration time: 3-4 days. • Malolactic Fermentation in cement tanks during spring following the harvest.
• Cask ageing for 6 months in Slavonian Oak botti of 20-30-50-80-100 hl, then in cement tanks for 6 months.
• Bottled 4 June 2018
• After bottling, the wine is released in September of the same year.

Vintage Characteristics: The 2017 presented growers with some of the most objectively difficult conditions of recent memory. The dry winter and an early warm spell that lasted though March and until Easter gave rise to worries for an overly precocious vintage. On the night of April 18-19, disaster struck when a freeze severely damaged many of the young, tender vines. Luckily, the Bricco Boschis, with its steep slopes and excellent air circulation, was mostly spared. A month of wet, cold and mud followed, finally clearing around the middle of May, just before the flowering. From this point until the end of August the conditions were hot and extremely dry, exceeded only by the 2003 vintage. September brought a few cooling showers and a welcome change of air, especially at night, when temperatures began to plummet. The harvest began with the Chardonnay, Pinot and Dolcetto at the very end of August and slowed somewhat as the autumn proceeded.

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