2012 Francesco Boschis, "Sori San Martino" Dogliani Superior, Piedmont

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Press and Tasting Notes

[92 pts Vinous Media, Antonio Galloni] "Black cherries, smoke, crushed flowers, game, licorice, plums and dark spices are super expressive in the 2012 Dogliani Sorì San Martino. The rich, textured Dolcetto flavors are absolutely impossible to resist in this voluptuous, resonant red."

A Merchant's Pick


Featured September 20, 2015

THE REVIEW

What are Piedmont winemakers enjoying as they age and nurture their prized Barolos? Dolcetto!
    While summer lingers and there is a discernible chill in the air, we can think of no better seasonal transition wine than this delicious Piedmont red.
    In the township of Dogliani, located a few kilometers south of Barolo, Dolcetto is king. In this sleepy village, growers dare not plant Nebbiolo (the noble grape that makes your collectible Barolos and Barbarescos) as the grape would wilt in the heated steep slopes.
    At the Boschis winery, the vineyards are so steep, they require hand-picking. This particular wine is made from the Sori San Martino vineyard, a remote 70 year-old plot that gifts the world a precious 400 cases per year - if we're lucky! Made entirely in stainless steel, the wine sees no wood at all. This technique preserves the bright, crisp fruit flavors; along with the mineral and spice aromas, you will be reminded of the cool night breezes of the Italian countryside.
    What also makes this Boschis Dogliani so distinct is that the Sori San Martino vineyard produces a Dolcetto like no other. The grapes have slightly thicker skins, which gives this wine its signature texture, grip, and weight. "Black cherries, smoke, crushed flowers, game, licorice, plums and dark spices are super expressive in the 2012 Dogliani Sorì San Martino. The rich, textured Dolcetto flavors are absolutely impossible to resist in this voluptuous, resonant red." Antonio Galloni
    From mushroom risotto to gnocchi gorgonzolla to braised short ribs over polenta, this delectable Dolcetto can be enjoyed now and over the next five years....but why wait? Enjoy!Read More »

Region

Piedmont

In northern Italy, Piedmont is home to a number of grape varietals.  Among them is the "noble grape" Nebbiolo.  Grown in several sub-regions, the most popular Nebbiolos hail from Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe, Gattinara and ... Read More »