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Rian' Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2009

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Awards Accoaldes: About This Wine: Rian is an ideal wine to be had everyday. It is persuasive and full, pairing best with tomato sauce pastas and grilled meat. Like all of the other wines from Cascina Bruciata, the Rian has great personality: On the nose, there are hints of spice along with wild fennel and fruit, especially that of well-ripened plums. This wine is deep yet surprisingly easy to drink. The Dolcetto Rian is one of the best in relation to quality and price.<br/><br/> About The Winery: In the comune of Barbaresco, the top vineyard sites or "crus" have always been considered to be Santo Stefano, Rabaja and Rio Sordo. The Balbo family has long owned a good portion of the Rio Sordo cru, and sold grapes to prominent local winemakers. In recent years, they have employed the services as vineyard manager of Federico Curtaz, renowned locally for developing the vineyard sites of Angelo Gaja. In addition, they have obtained as their own winemaker Guido Martinetti, who has received eight ?Tre Bicchieri? (Three Glasses) awards from Gambero Rosso/Slow Food?s ?Vini d?Italia? - all by the age of thirty. In addition to their two cru Barbarescos, the estate produces small amounts of Dolcetto and Nebbiolo Langhe. ?A promising debut in the Guide for this small Barbaresco winery with ideally situated vineyards. The Balbo family, helped by Guido Martinetti and Federico Curtaz produce excellent wines. The two Barbarescos have a distinctive, precise style. The Dolcettos are enjoyably fruity. (Gambero Rossos Vini d'Italia)<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Appelation:</strong> Dolcetto d'Alba DOC<br/><br/> <strong>Varietals:</strong> 100% Dolcetto<br/><br/> <strong>Vinification:</strong> Grapes are removed from stalk and gently pressed; maceration with skins for about 10 days at around 30 degrees Celsius.<br/><br/> <strong>Vineyard:</strong> Western exposure. The cru of Rio Sordo in Barbaresco (Cuneo), Piedmont.<br/><br/> <strong>Aging:</strong> Aged in stainless steel.<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 13.5%<br/><br/>

Region: Italy

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  • 2009

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Color: Red
Varietal: Dolcetto
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Awards Accoaldes: About This Wine: Rian is an ideal wine to be had everyday. It is persuasive and full, pairing best with tomato sauce pastas and grilled meat. Like all of the other wines from Cascina Bruciata, the Rian has great personality: On the nose, there are hints of spice along with wild fennel and fruit, especially that of well-ripened plums. This wine is deep yet surprisingly easy to drink. The Dolcetto Rian is one of the best in relation to quality and price.<br/><br/> About The Winery: In the comune of Barbaresco, the top vineyard sites or "crus" have always been considered to be Santo Stefano, Rabaja and Rio Sordo. The Balbo family has long owned a good portion of the Rio Sordo cru, and sold grapes to prominent local winemakers. In recent years, they have employed the services as vineyard manager of Federico Curtaz, renowned locally for developing the vineyard sites of Angelo Gaja. In addition, they have obtained as their own winemaker Guido Martinetti, who has received eight ?Tre Bicchieri? (Three Glasses) awards from Gambero Rosso/Slow Food?s ?Vini d?Italia? - all by the age of thirty. In addition to their two cru Barbarescos, the estate produces small amounts of Dolcetto and Nebbiolo Langhe. ?A promising debut in the Guide for this small Barbaresco winery with ideally situated vineyards. The Balbo family, helped by Guido Martinetti and Federico Curtaz produce excellent wines. The two Barbarescos have a distinctive, precise style. The Dolcettos are enjoyably fruity. (Gambero Rossos Vini d'Italia)<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Appelation:</strong> Dolcetto d'Alba DOC<br/><br/> <strong>Varietals:</strong> 100% Dolcetto<br/><br/> <strong>Vinification:</strong> Grapes are removed from stalk and gently pressed; maceration with skins for about 10 days at around 30 degrees Celsius.<br/><br/> <strong>Vineyard:</strong> Western exposure. The cru of Rio Sordo in Barbaresco (Cuneo), Piedmont.<br/><br/> <strong>Aging:</strong> Aged in stainless steel.<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 13.5%<br/><br/>

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