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2010 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba Falletto
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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

(done entirely in stainless steel):  Good bright red-ruby.  Pungent cherry and raspberry fruit aromas lifted by flowers, mint and licorice.  Fruity, ripe and creamy, but could use a bit more lift.  Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and a note of mocha.  Winemaker Francesco Versio pointed out that cool temperatures in August caused the grapes to fall, and could have introduced a vegetal character but although this wine shows a very gentle structure, it comes across as reasonably ripe.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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 style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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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...
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