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2012 Conterno Fantino Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco Bastia
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013

(done in stainless steel):  Ruby-blue color. Black cherry and violet on the nose.  Not complex or rich but juicy and brisk, showing a sappy blackberry flavor.  A fairly high-acid, "vertical" style of dolcetto to enjoy early.

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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Dolcetto

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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