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Burlotto G.B. Dolcetto d'Alba 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is a bit reticent on the nose with a dusty mineral character and gentle herbal suggestions floating above the taut blackberry fruit. In the mouth this has laser focus for Dolcetto, with the acidity corralling the fruit and driving the black, lightly spicy fruit into a long finish that shows a gentle herbal top note on the finale. 90pts

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G.B. Burlotto:
Our wines are created in an ancient structure, which surrounds an interior garden. Fermentation takes place in a wide area with huge windows, in barrels of French Oak which of 50 to 70 hectoliters and the temperature of the musts can be controlled. In the adjacent area, steels containers are used for the lactic fermentation and for the last phase of aging wines. The aging is done in two brick... Read more
Our wines are created in an ancient structure, which surrounds an interior garden. Fermentation takes place in a wide area with huge windows, in barrels of French Oak which of 50 to 70 hectoliters and the temperature of the musts can be controlled. In the adjacent area, steels containers are used for the lactic fermentation and for the last phase of aging wines. The aging is done in two brick vaulted cellars: one is only partly underground which has thermal variations particularly adapted for stabilizing the wines, housing the wines to be consumed when young (Pelaverga, Dolcetto and Barbera.), the other cellar is totally underground and has 80% humidity with a constant temperature, used for the delicate phase of aging in wooden caskets for the most important wines like our Barolo. After bottling, the wines complete the aging process and the bottles are piled for settling, before labeling and packaging. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Burlotto G.B. Dolcetto d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,757
4.00 5
10/16/2013

This is a bit reticent on the nose with a dusty mineral character and gentle herbal suggestions floating above the taut blackberry fruit. In the mouth this has laser focus for Dolcetto, with the acidity corralling the fruit and driving the black, lightly spicy fruit into a long finish that shows a gentle herbal top note on the finale. 90pts


Member Reviews for Burlotto G.B. Dolcetto d'Alba

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,757
4.50 5
10/16/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,389
4.50 5
05/31/2012

As I sat and sniffed around the edges of this glass, it reminded me of everything I love about Italian wine. The first impression was of blackberry jam and brioche, but with time in the glass, the slightest hint of barnyard and earth added dimensions that I had at first not noticed. It was easy on the palate, with perfect balance and flavors of wild berries and a bit of old wood. Some gravelly tannin was noticeable on the finish but it served to remind me that this wasn't just a forgettable wine from who-knows-where, this was Dolcetto from Piedmont and a truly excellent example at that.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,389
3.00 5
10/16/2010

Nice textbook dolcetto with blackberry, sour berries and fresh toast. The palate is fresh and vibrant with balanced acidity showing lush blackberry jam and an herbal flavor that led to a fresh dark fruit finish.


External Reviews for Burlotto G.B. Dolcetto d'Alba

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
08/18/2010

This is a great Dolcetto of the dusty, mineral-laden, old school variety. Floral notes are complimented by dark, grapey fruit and a back-bone that is fairly tannic for Dolcetto. The finish offers limestone and chalk mineral character.




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