This wine is a blend of Merlot and Dolcetto. The Merlot is aged in barrique whilst the Dolcetto ages in large wooden barrels. The wine is then bottled where it remains for six months to improve its bouquet and characteristics.
Diavolisanti it’s a name, an idea, a challenge. It represents the union of two opposite worlds: the Dolcetto and the Merlot; the barrique and the piedmontese traditional winery. The dilemma among innovation and tradition and lastly the question: wine is it a right pleasure or, for someone, a dangerous sin? All these things in a bottle, wrapped by the beautiful frescos of the gothic chapel of San Fiorenzo in Bastia Mondovì.
Colour: intense and dark red ruby.
Bouquet: very various with minty and mineral scents.
Taste: very complex with lots of nuances, very strong and persistent.
Gastronomic combining: red meat and game.
Service Temperature: 18° C
Wine making: The Merlot is vinified in steel tank with a temperature of 28°C for 12 days and it is subjected to frequent repassing of must over the grapes dregs. The Dolcetto instead has got a more delicate vinification for 12 days at 25°C.
Improving: The Merlot is aged in barrique instead of the Dolcetto, which ages in big wooden barrels. Afterwards, the wine stays for six months in the bottle to improve its bouquet and its characteristics.
Ageing: long ageing
Vintage: 15th of September
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation for 10 – 12 days with checked temperature. Conditioning for the malolactic and tartaric stabilisation
Bottles Produced: n. 5.000
Altitude: 500 m
Production Area: Dolcetto Dogliani area
Stump per hectare: 4000
Kg of grapes per hectare: 6500
Graft: SO 4
Kind of Breeding: traditional Guyot
Year Plant: 1994
Kg of grapes per hectare: 70000
Grapes provenance: Produced in the farm
Soil: calcareous marl
Alcoholic Strenght: 13,5 % Vol.