Langhe DOC Rosso Diavolisanti 2011

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 frescoes of the gothic chapel of San Fiorenzo in Bastia Mondovì.

Tasting

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

Basic Information

Product name: Langhe DOC Rosso Diavolisanti
Cépage: Dolcetto and Merlot
Appellation: Langhe Rosso
Classification: DOC
Color: red
Type: still
Country/Region: Piemonte
Vintage: 2011
Alcool percentage:  13.5%

Vinification (Wine-making)

Method: 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.
Temperature: 28°C for the Merlot and 25°C for the Dolcetto
Lenght: 12 days
Aging: 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.

Vineyard

% of Grape/Cépage: Merlot 50%, Dolcetto 50%
Soil: calcareous marl
Exposure: west
Agricultural method: guyot tradizionale
Date of harvest: end of September
Type of harvest: hand picked

Bottle

Empty bottle weight: 300g
Aging potential: 15 years
Bottle type: Bordeaux bottle

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