- Item #: i_302925Bottle Size: 750mlORAGANICALLY FARMED
Giacomo Brezza e Figli make very elegant, nuanced wines with minimal oak aromas and flavors.
This is the bright & light side to Dolcetto, with very fine subtle tannins that make it very drinkable, and a great, flexible, everyday food partner. "This is a crimson, fruity, perfumed, drinkable version of a grape that can have a fair amount of structure; drink it young, for vibrant fruit flavors balanced by a faint tealeaf dryness that makes the wine perfect with a wide range of food. Aged in stainless steel and cement tanks, no wood." - Oliver McCrum, Importer
- Item #: i_301122Bottle Size: 750mlThe family of Giuspeppe Mascarello has been making wine in Barolo since the 1800s, and has been an integral part of the eponymous wine's history and development. This Dolcetto rises above everyday versions with a remarkable concentration while maintaining a freshness and "old-world character" that makes it unmistakeably Italian. Darkly fruited and floral, velvet textured, with a subtle "bitter almond skin" on the finish that typical of the variety.
- Item #: i_301112Bottle Size: 750mlPRACTICING ORGANIC
JAMES SUCKLING 90 POINTS - "Roasted herbs, elderberry pie and spices. Full-bodied with plenty of fruit-compote flavors and a fruity finish."
Call it a soapbox, but we think Dolcetto is one of the world's great misunderstood wines. Is it because the wines are grown in Piedmonte in the shadow of the great Nebbiolo wines of Barolo and Barbaresco? Is it because Dolcetto is rarely meant to be aged? The virtues in this bottling from Pecchenino are obvious with a purity of blueberry fruit and violet perfume wrapped in a satiny texture that would seduce many a Pinot-lover.
- Item #: i_301840Bottle Size: 750mlThe olfactory analysis reminds of fruit and typical aromas, including red cherry. The taste is a very nice balance among tannins, acidity and alcohol, so that the wine is sapid and pleasant. The aftertaste, slightly bitter, reminds of almonds which is the very typical characteristic of this wine.