What are premier Piedmont winemakers enjoying as they cellar their world-class Barolos?
Dolcetto! And not just any Dolcetto. Dogliani Dolcettos.
The most prized region for Dolcetto is Dogliani, a sleepy village located a few kilometers south of Barolo. There, Dolcetto is king.
Growers dare not plant Nebbiolo there (the noble grape that makes your collectible Barolos and Barbarescos) as the grape would wilt in the heated, steep slopes.
"Cursalet" is a single vineyard within Dogliani. With 85 year-old vines, Cursalet is the envy of the region. The wine, which sees no oak, is pure, velvety fruit and boasts notes of deep red cherry, raspberry, underbrush, tobacco, and hints of licorice. With budding notes of leather and cured meat, the wine has lift and energy. It is neither extracted nor jammy. Rather, it is Old World in style and savory throughout the entire experience.
From mushroom risotto, to gnocchi gorgonzola, to braised short ribs over polenta, this delectable Dolcetto can be enjoyed now and over the next five years.
"Dolcetto is a serious wine that should receive a lot more respect than it currently does." Forbes
Enjoy now and over the next 5 years.