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Snooth User: 97mjr

Seeking recs for traditional Barbera, Freisa, and Dolcetto

Posted by 97mjr, Nov 4, 2009.

Greg et al,
Can you recommend some producers who make traditional/quality Barbera, Freisa, and Dolcetto?


Reply by TL NJ, Nov 10, 2009.

GDP is a great resource for Barbera, so I wont go there... but I can speak to Dolcetto. Im a huge fan, and its one of my favorite reds.

I favor Dolcetto di Dogliani over Alba, since they are not as "sugary". They have a great aroma, and nice dark color, but are not powerhouses. Still, some Alba and producers do a great job as well.

Some of my favorites (in order by my opinion as the best)..

1. Pecchenino - San Luigi - A bit more bold them most Dolcettos, its a little bit darker, with nice plum and fruit flavors

2. Poderi Luigi Einaudi - Has a great aroma, dark color. The plum is balanced with a nice earthy tone

3. Francesco Boschis - another great balance of soft ripe berries, with subtle hints of smoke and earth

4. Abbano - Papa Celso - the fruits in Celso are a ripe and forward, but not big and burly. Another well balanced Dolcetto


Reply by GregT, Nov 10, 2009.

Hmm, you might have asked for more than you think if you get GdP going on this stuff.

Reply by Quentin4, Nov 10, 2009.


Just recently tasted Domenico Clerico Barbera Trevigne 2003 and that was drinking pretty nicely.
I also recommend Barbera from Seghesio, his 2004 vintage was gorgeous.
For a good (value and drinking) Dolcetto, I would look at Elio Altare.

Happy tasting!

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