- 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.