A wonderful Dolcetto d’Alba from the outstanding ‘Bastia’ cru, located next to the winery. The wine is matured in stainless steel for eight months consequently it retains all of its immediate varietal appeal of lush fragrance and fresh raspberry and blueberry fruit. Due to these flavours you have a delicious, young drinking wine. This probably will improve with age but I can almost guarantee you it won’t last. One of my favourite Dolcetto d’Alba. Match with salumi.
Established in 1982 (like your favourite wine guy). Conterno Fantino tending 25 hectare of organic vineyards in Piedmont. They have Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera and of course stunning Nebbiolo based wines. These wines have always impressed me for their bright and crunchy fruit over the solid foundation of tannin and acid. Very, very good wines.
Known as one of the greatest wine regions in the world, its name literally means the ‘foot of the mountain’. Piedmont located in the North Western reach of Italy. There are a lot of parallels drawn between the best wines of Piedmont (Barolo and Barbaresco) and the wines of Burgundy. The region neighbours France and Switzerland with its border defined by the Alps to the north and west and Apennines to the south. These natural defences were used to keep the Ligurians safe from Roman invasions. Luckily it didn’t work forever, as we may not have the wines that we cherish today.
An ancient city at the heart of the region and its centre of trade. It is also the region that gives its name to quality Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.
Famously producing long lived red wines which are light of colour, but abundant in tannin from Barolo, Barbaresco and various other local wines. This is the variety that defines the region. Typical flavours include: Tar, roses, anise, cherry, blackberry and truffle.