|Carletto Ricc o Dolce, is a Sweet Red Wine, comprised of 70% Brachetto and 30% Malvasia Rosso grapes. These premium varietals are grown in the Piedmont Region of Northwestern Italy. This blend produces the ripe Ricco Dolce, which is full of flavor, yet soft and deliciously sweet.
In order to create this rich wine, the stemmed grapes are placed in stainless steel tanks, where they are macerated in the skins at 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which extracts the delicate aromas and rich color. The grape must is then
separated and then stored at 32 degrees Fahrenheit until bottling. Just prior to bottling, the must is allowed to warm, which naturally starts fermentation, turning the grape must into wine. Once the desired alcohol and pressure level is reached, fermentation is halted and the wine is filtered and bottled. The result is a deliciously smooth and elegant sweet red wine. Carletto Ricco Dolce has a low alcohol content, measuring 6.5% by vol.