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Dolcetto d’Alba, Superiore “Gamvs”

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Dolcetto d’Alba, Superiore “Gamvs”

The winery and vineyards of Fratelli Mossio sit on land that has been inhabited by mankind for centuries. The historical records show there had been a Roman encampment upon the plateau over 2,000 years ago. An artifact bearing the word “GAMVS” was found on the property, and this word was chosen to represent the Mossio’s Superiore.

Appellation: Dolcetto d’Alba Superiore DOC

Type: Red Wine

Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep, dark ruby red with violet reflections.
Bouquet: Intense aromas of cherry, plum, and blueberry with notes of violet, chocolate, vanilla and menthol.
Taste: In the mouth cherry, plum and blueberry, prominent tannins, good body, intense flavors, very pleasing with a persistent finish.
Alcohol: Approx. 14-14.5% Vol.
Serving temperature: 18° C (64º F)
Pairing: Ideal with cheeses, salumi and red meats, truffle or mushroom dishes, and pasta with meat sugo.

Vinyard Notes:
Vineyard area: Rodello, in the Langhe, Province of Cuneo. Rodello, The vineyard, which covers an area of three hectares, was planted in the early 60s.
Elevation: 480 meters a.s.l.
Exposure: Hilltop, well ventilated and sunny anytime during the day.
Soil: Sand 27%, Limestone 51%, Clay 22%.
Farming: Guyot and a balanced dry pruning, a careful cure in the moment of greater vegetative development and a radical thinning before and after the beginning of ripening. All work is manually executed to allow close-care and quality control. The only mechanized process is when any treatments (copper sulfate and pit sulfur) are called for, and for the control of the grass cover-crop.
Vines Per Hectare: 5,500

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: Mid-September, in special crates, by hand.
Vinifcation: Fermentation takes place in steel vats with ten days of maceration on skins.
Aging: Aged for 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels and then in the bottle for two months.
Average Bottles Produced: 2,800