89(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2003
($14) Bright red-ruby. Lively, superripe aromas of black cherry and licorice. Urgent flavors of cassis, raspberry, licorice and mint, wound tight by brisk acids. Quite firm-edged and uncompromising today, and not showing its flesh. But this very persistent, very young dolcetto should be superb with a year or so of additional bottle aging. (Marc de Grazia; numerous importers)
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
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With Barbera, Dolcetto is one of the two "everyday" wines of the Piedmont region in Italy. While the most favorable growing sites here are reserved for Barolo and Barbaresco, winemakers plant Dolcetto widely where the temperamental Nebbiolo grape doesn't thrive. As Dolcetto is not made to age, but rather intended for more immediate consumption... Read More »
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