2018 Borgogno Dolcetto d'Alba

Borgogno |Piedmont |Dolcetto
Super-charged floral Dolcetto from the north of Italy.

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The historic Borgogno estate in Piemonte has traditionally been a late-bottler, allowing their wines to mature in tank/ barrel and then bottle before release.

This mostly applies to Nebbiolo, of course, but their bouncy Dolcetto gets the same treatment. Wild-fermented into tank, where it rests for over six months, then into bottle for another long nap.

Beautifully fragrant with fresh red berry and rosebush scents. The acidity is good, the tannins are present but ripe and integrated. It's a light-to-medium bodied red that just gives pleasure.

Ruby red color. On the nose, hints of red fruits, such as strawberry and cherry. In the mouth crunchy, vertical, pleasant, sustained acidity and freshness.

Thinking of the Langa and the dishes of popular cuisine, the Dolcetto, the farmer’s wine, is perfect with salami, anchovies with basel and garlic sauce, capunet (cabbage rolls stuffed with minced meat), but also baked rabbit.

92 Points - "Quite a contrast in style, vintage and vineyard aside, to the Boasso Dolcetto tasted alongside it. A cool ferment (24-28c) for 12 days, with a soft pressing, where as the Boasso gets similar treatment, but plenty of pump overs.

<p?Fragrant and gentle style. Red cherry and plum, some almond, distinctly floral. It’s medium-bodied, gentle fine grained tannin, freshness of acidity, cherry and strawberry, a smattering of dried herb, and a fine and pretty long finish. Delightful." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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