2021 Dolcetto d’Alba Superiore

Gigi Bianco   |  Italy   |  Piedmont

Alba, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2021
Drink From: 2024
Drink To: 2028
DRY
Organic
Biodynamic
ABV 14%

2021 Dolcetto d’Alba Superiore

Gigi Bianco   |  Italy   |  Piedmont

Alba, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2021
Drink From: 2024
Drink To: 2028
DRY
Organic
Biodynamic
ABV 14%
Clear

Description

Dolcetto used to be more in demand than Nebbiolo, but has fallen out of fashion – often planted in favoured sites, it has now been mostly grubbed up and replaced with Nebbiolo. But not here. Old vines planted at the top of the Pora vineyard by Susanna’s grandfather remain firmly in production – the only ones in this prized vineyard – and are used to make that rare thing these days, a Dolcetto Superiore, aged an additional year before release. 2021 produced fewer grapes than usual, and the wine is concentrated as a result, with rich dark fruit, a very fresh middle and a smooth chocolatey finish. Who knew Dolcetto could be so good!