2013 Massolino Italian (Piedmont) Red "Dolcetto d'Alba"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dolcetto d'Alba"
Wine Category: Italian (Piedmont) Red
Grape blend: 100% Dolcetto
State or country: Italy
Cases produced: 1,458
KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: July 30, 2016
Wine Review: This dark red colored Dolcetto is an old school Italian wine. It opens with a musty cranberry and old oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very easy to enjoy. The flavor profile is a gentle mineral and cedar influenced tart red cherry. I also detected a hint of red currant. The finish is dry and barely has any tannin. While not overly complex, this is a very nice food friendly Italian red wine. I can see this pairing nicely with Braciole. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Appearance: Bright ruby red with deep purplish hues. Bouquet: Fresh, fruity, sweet and elegant perfumes strongly prevail. Flavour: Expansive and warm entry, opening into a multitude of flavours traceable to a rich and concentrated wine. Naturally dominant fruit and vinous character leaving behind a lingering and pleasant aftertaste. It is best to serve it at temperatures between 18-20 C. In keeping with Langa tradition this wine is ideal with all courses of a meal. It is also perfect for snacks featuring cured meats and cheeses.
Organic status: not organic
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