2010 DOLCETTO D'ALBA Bric del Salto Sottimano
||Origin: Italy, Piedmont
Lea & Sandeman review
This has to be one of the best expressions of Dolcetto. Packed with juice and fruit and a fabulous minerality that gives a lovely crunch to the finish. Very pretty, but at the same time a touch of austerity that makes it immediately more drinkable. Try it slightly chilled with grilled or charred fish or meat.
Other reviews and comments
A cherry and plum thirst-quencher with classic sub-Alpine acidity.
Anthony Rose, The Independent
From the excellent Sottimano, based in the Cotta area of Barbaresco, a joyously pure and drinkable Dolcetto. It's all about the gorgeously ripe dark black cherry fruit and the vigorously fresh acidity, with just a touch of astringent tannin keeping it appetistingly dry and food-friendly. One for a wild-mushroom risotto on a mellow autumnal evening
Purplish crimson. Dark, savoury and fragrant fruit. Smells like a Loire red though not specifically Cabernet Franc. Or a Beaujolais cru. Dry, clean lines, more austere than I expected and quite different from the Bricco Maiolica version. On lees in tank. Not much racking. Other producers want Dolcetto to be more open but he wants it to reflect the vineyard. No filtration or fining. Very refined and delicately textured, fine and dry. Sophisticated. Fresh. The alcohol on Dolcetto tends to be lower than with Nebbiolo but in this instance it is also the vintage effect. 2012-2018
Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com
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