2,500 Yen (2,750 Yen (Tax included))
Fruit for the 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba is sourced from the Bricco Ambrogio vineyard in Roddi. Most of this site is planted to Nebbiolo, but a small part is dedicated to Dolcetto. The vines are 60-years-old and the clusters are very small in size and concentrated in flavor. You definitely taste that extra intensity here. Dolcetto has a tendency to taste jammy in the hot years, Paolo Scavino tells me, but these older vines ripen later than average and this risk is reduced. Dolcetto also tends to go into reductive phases so the wine sees more racking as a result. This vintage delivers good layering with a bold and almost impenetrable wall of dark berry fruit at the front.
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