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2017 Dolcetto

2017 Dolcetto
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A vibrant, racy and unapologetic wine. Electric blue-purple in colour, with a nose that tiptoes between vibrant fruit and earthy notes. Bright flavours of pie cherries, raspberries, Italian prune plums and bramble mingle with more masculine notes of earth, dried violets, leather, spice and savoury botanicals. This complex profile carries through to the palate, where the earthiness of the wine is enhanced by fine, dusty tannins, and complimented by its youthful, juicy acidity.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Dolcetto
Appellation
Okanagan Falls
Vineyard Designation
Shuttleworth Creek
Harvest Date
October 4, 2017
Acid
6.9 g/l
pH
3.3
Aging
Now and over the next 3 to 5 years.
Bottling Date
January 2019
Residual Sugar
1.2 g/l
Alcohol %
12.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A vibrant, racy and unapologetic wine. Electric blue-purple in colour, with a nose that tiptoes between vibrant fruit and earthy notes. Bright flavours of pie cherries, raspberries, Italian prune plums and bramble mingle with more masculine notes of earth, dried violets, leather, spice and savoury botanicals. This complex profile carries through to the palate, where the earthiness of the wine is enhanced by fine, dusty tannins, and complimented by its youthful, juicy acidity.
Awards
Bronze Medal - Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
Vineyard Notes
Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard, Okanagan Falls (Gravels, glacial till & silty loam)
Production Notes
Hand-harvested fruit from our Shuttleworth Creek vineyard was sorted, destemmed, lightly crushed and fermented in a 5-ton open-topped, stainless steel fermenter, using a combination of both wild and selected yeast strains. The ferment was pumped-over 2-4 times daily, and then after 14 days of skin contact, was pressed into a concrete tank and older barrels (4th fill 300L French). It aged gracefully here until the Fall of 2018, when it was finally racked and blended together. The wine was bottled in January 2019, after being stabilized and lightly filtered.
Winemaker Notes
A perfect wine for the upcoming change of season and the re-emergence of lighter Springtime meals and fresh flavours.
Food Pairing Notes
Classic: pizza, charcuterie, mushroom & sausage pasta, spaghetti & meatballs, tomato-based zucchini “zoodle” dishes, game, duck, lamb, roasted root vegetables. Adventurous: paella, cheese-based pastas, beef & pork empanadas, burgers, jambalaya.