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Giacosa Fratelli Dolcetto d'Alba 2012

Giacosa Fratelli Dolcetto d'Alba 2012

750ML    
Sku: 068254

Originally from the high hills of The Langhe. Among other names, it is also called "Ormeasca". It feels as much at home in Alba and surrounding areas as it does in Dogliani. Characterized by relatively fast ripening, it owes its name to the sweetness of its fruit which in addition to producing an excellent wine is excellent eaten fresh. It is a particularly suitable companion for "soma d'aj", a typical Piedmontese treat. The bunch is pyramidal and medium-sized. The grapes are round, deep blueish-black and irregular in size.

Review
The Marcarini Barbera 'Ciabot Camerano' rich and powerful structure with a ruby red appearance expressive bouquet. On the palate, it is full bodied and balances its ample acidity and sweet tannins gracefully. It is superb with braised beef, game and aged cheese.

Wine maker notes
Giacosa Fratelli is located in Neive, just a few miles from Alba, in southern Piedmont. The winery was founded by Giuseppe Giacosa, who gave up the traditional work in the fields (his father was a sharecropper) to become a merchant, initially of grapes and later of wine. After WWII, Giuseppe's son Leone expanded the business started by his father, devoting all his time to improving the vinification and aging techniques of Alba's typical wines: Barbera and Dolcetto. Those years of difficult and intense work laid the foundation for the future of the winery's activity.

Other text
Although "dolcetto" means "sweet" in Italian, it translates not into sweet wines, but into fresh and fruity ones, slightly earthy and meant to be drunk quite young. The most impressive character of Dolcetto is its abundance of fruit on the nose and palate.

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Dolcetto d'Alba
Grape Varietal: Dolcetto
Type: Still wine

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