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Giacomo Ascheri Dolcetto d'Alba 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fruit from Serralunga, 8 days on the skins then aged in old Slavonian oak for about 8 weeks. This has a decided note of baking spice on the nose with an underlay of roasted herbs and earth over which there is fresh black raspberry fruit. This has a touch of milkiness on the nose and seems a touch tight. Big and lively in the mouth with great acids and really fine tannins. Unusually focused for Dolcetto with a deep mineral vein running from start to finish that supports the frutti di boschi character. The acids add a citrussy dimension and the finish reveal a touch of florality before the tannins pop, closing in on the fruit a bit. The great acids wine the battle on the finish drawing out the fresh fruit flavors and revealing that persistent mineral vein. I could d drink a bottle of this and boy is it food friendly! 90pts

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Region: Italy » Piemonte » Barolo » La Morra » Ascheri

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Editorial Reviews for Giacomo Ascheri Dolcetto d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.00 5
10/10/2008

Fruit from Serralunga, 8 days on the skins then aged in old Slavonian oak for about 8 weeks. This has a decided note of baking spice on the nose with an underlay of roasted herbs and earth over which there is fresh black raspberry fruit. This has a touch of milkiness on the nose and seems a touch tight. Big and lively in the mouth with great acids and really fine tannins. Unusually focused for Dolcetto with a deep mineral vein running from start to finish that supports the frutti di boschi character. The acids add a citrussy dimension and the finish reveal a touch of florality before the tannins pop, closing in on the fruit a bit. The great acids wine the battle on the finish drawing out the fresh fruit flavors and revealing that persistent mineral vein. I could d drink a bottle of this and boy is it food friendly! 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
3.50 5
02/20/2009

Fruit from the Podere di Rivalta in Verduno, sees 7-8 days on the skins and is aged 100% in stainless steel. Offering up a pure and slightly spicy nose of cut plums, nuanced black pepper and a flourish of exotic floral tones this is attractive. In the mouth there is great freshness though the wine is a touch matte with good underlying acids supporting earthy dark plummy fruit that also has a peppery edge. Laid back and easy drinking with a crisp finish full of plum skins and a hint of lingonberry. This is a touch young but is very appealing for it’s fresh, pure unadulterated fruit. 87pts



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