Here's an interesting little wine from the spectacular region of Piedmont, Italy. This region is home to the very famous Barbaresco & Barolo wines, and from what I recall of the sales pitch, these vines could grow fruit to be labelled as Barbaresco, that is - if they were Nebbiolo vines and not Dolcetto. At least I think that was the gist in this one. The winemaker could probably triple the price of the wine from this particular patch by changing vines over, but they're so convinced that Dolcetto is the right grape for this particular plot, they're sticking with it. I have to admit, I could have paid more attention to this yarn, so there's every chance I've got something wrong, or my wires crossed somehow.
Where I am 100% confident is in this wine's deliciousness. It's got such a lively inviting colour, so bright and appealing. Heaps of liquorice, fresh ripe cherries, something a touch stewy - almost like fig, which suggests a touch over ripe, however on the palate there's no indication of that whatsoever. It's so incredibly flavoursome for a wine that's relatively light on it's feet. Medium bodied at best, vibrant and lively cherry juice, great herb & spice action, and a little mineral/olive pip savouriness, really fine tannins and a racy dry finish. This is an absolute ripper of a drink and will be for some while yet.
$37.00 per bottle.
$35.15 in any 6+ bottle wine buy.
$34.04 in any 12+ bottle wine buy.
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