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Dolcetto d’Alba 2010, Bric del Salto, Sottimano ($18.70, 10856558)
100% Dolcetto. Fermented with native yeasts. Sees only stainless steel. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. 12.5% ABV according to the label (13% according to, perhaps referring to an earlier vintage).
Black cherry, plum, turned earth, mushroom.  Medium-bodied with a soft texture and almost Burgundian weight. Fine, velvety tannins. Fluid yet juicy yet dry. Wonderfully pure and delicious fruit. Not much structural depth but considerable depth of flavour. A beguiling sourness and drying astringency mark the finish. A charmer.

Written by carswell

June 18, 2012 at 22:22

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