'Little sweet one', so named because it is naturally low in acidity. Purple red colour, this Dolcetto gem has black cherry, raspberry and hints of blueberries on the nose. It’s soft and enticing and utterly with all of its ripe plum nectar flavours.
The village of Diano d’Alba is a story unto itself where the Barolo wine-growing area is concerned. In fact, traditionally the most widely grown varietal here is Dolcetto, which expresses all its character in the 76 vineyards with prized southerly exposures called “Sorì”. 100% Dolcetto fermentation and maceration for about one week in temperature controlled stainless steel. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation then 6 months ageing in stainless steel before release. A wine of great finesse, complex and elegant, dominated by the fruit with a solid and precise tannic structure.
Winefront - Gary Walsh - May 2020 - 91 Points
While it wasn’t maybe a high point for Nebbiolo, 2017 was an excellent year for Dolcetto and Barbera. I believe this is a side project from the large co-op, Cantina Terre del Barolo, who certainly have plenty of vineyard holdings to work with, in all the right crus. Importer: Ergo Wines
It’s a rich and ripe version of Dolcetto, and to an extent, almost puts me in mind of a Malbec. Plum, coffee, violet, spice, a plush flood of flavour, some new leather and tobacco, ripe and succulent, with a slick of suede-like tannin on the finish. Plenty to sink your teeth into here.