2009 Dolcettos

Snooth Vintage of the Year


2009 Castello di Verduno Dolcetto d’Alba Campot

Perfumed on the nose with earthy and clay notes accenting the fresh cut plum, black spice, and faintly floral notes. Nice acids up front support the vibrant fresh fruit that recalls dried wild blueberries and blackberries. This is round in the mouth and yet with great cut offered by the integrated tannins and acid. The finish shows off the gentle spice tones and suggestion of herbs that add excellent complexity to this wine. 90pts

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2009 Elio Altare Dolcetto d’Alba

With a nice almost nutty spice tone on the nose contrasting the deep, engaging aromas of black cherry and wild plum fruits this is lovely to smell. In the mouth there is a fine juxtaposition between the pure wild berry and slightly foxy fruit and the tense tannins that lend it form. The wine is structured yet filled out amply with soft fruit that drifts across the palate and through the long, fruity yet tense and even slightly earthy finish. 90pts

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2009 Massolino Dolcetto d’Alba

A nose rich with soil tones, floral notes and slightly liquory plum aromas greets the nose. Nicely medium-bodied in the mouth and very fruit-driven with acid-supported flavors of plum and soil. There’s a hint of youthful astringency on the backend, which cuts the finish a bit short, but this as all about crystal-clear purple fruit. 89pts

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2009 Prunotto Dolcetto d’Alba

An earthy start on the nose yields to a slightly herbal top note with notes of flowers and black spices adding to the early aromatics. On the palate the wine is quite purely fruited with a nice medicinal edge to the rather lush mid-palate that has no rough edges and yet is well structured. The wine finishes with good purity to the black cherry fruit. 89pts

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2009 Renato Ratti Dolcetto d’Alba Colombe

This is fruity on the nose with a fresh yet sweet character that includes nice violet top notes. On the palate there is a slight tannic bite up front with a fine vein of acid running right through the mid-palate and leading to a long finish full of plum and wild cherry fruits that ends with a nice mineral tone on the finale. 88pts

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2009 E Pira Dolcetto d’Alba

Dark and fruity on the nose with a hint of woody spice adding contour to the sweet-smelling dark fruit. In the mouth this is weighty and ripe with a nice medicinal edge to the black berry and black plum fruits on the palate. There’s a bit of toasty spice on the backend that adds some nice detail but this is all about the dark fruit from start to finish. 88pts

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  • Thank you Gregory ,I will tray it. Nelli

    Dec 13, 2010 at 4:51 PM

  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
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    You're welcome Nelli!

    I hope you enjoy them!

    Dec 14, 2010 at 9:48 AM

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