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Dolcetto d’Alba DOC ‘San Rocco’

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Tasting Notes

Made with 100% organically-grown Dolcetto grapes from estate-owned vineyards in San Rocco. Although Dolcetto means ‘little sweet one’ in Italian, it does not translate into sweet wines, rather fresh, fruity wines, slightly earthy that are meant to be drunk quite young. The stainless steel vinification maintains the freshness of the flavors. Ruby red color with violet hints, Giacosa Dolcetto is characterized by an abundance of rich, vinous blackberry and raspberry notes on the nose and on the palate.

Dolcetto is unique to Piedmont and it is what ‘Piemontesi’ drink on a daily basis as it is very versatile and relatively low in alcohol: it goes well with a variety of dishes such as pasta or risotto, cold cuts, roasted chicken.

- 2013: Wine Spectator Top Values: Italian red $25 or less

- 2016 rated 87 WE

Winery

Giacosa Fratelli

Region

Piemonte

Varietal

100% Dolcetto

Location of Vineyards

San Rocco vineyard, Serralunga d’Alba

Type of Planting

Organic, not certified

Soil

Calcareous clay

Vinification

Vinification in stainless steel tanks. No oak ageing to ensure freshness and maintain fruity aromas.

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Total Production

12,000 bottles

Oenologist

Maurizio Giacosa