Marchesi di Barolo Dolcetto d’Alba
Youthful and seductive with a vivacious bouquet of ripe black fruits, acacia flower and a hint of spice. The juicy sweet fruit on the palate tastes soft and flattering but this medium-bodied wine is very well-balanced with the acidity typical of Piedmontese wines providing grip and leading to a fresh finish.
$26.00 / Bottle $312.00 / Case
In Piedmont, Dolcetto is the wine you will find most often on the table for any occasion from a hearty harvest lunch to Sunday dinner for the whole family.
The Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolo can trace its heritage back to the 12th century when the Faletti family, wealthy landowners in Barolo, were granted the titles of nobility. In the 21st century, the estate has over 100 acres of vineyards.
In a region whose other wines made from Nebbiolo or Barbera are notably lighter in color, the dark purple hued Dolcetto is instantly recognizable. The intense color hints at the exuberance and concentration of ripe fruit found in these wines.
The Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolo is one of the greatest names in Piedmontese winemaking. The Abbona Family continues the tradition of quality winemaking with this classic.
Made from 100% Dolcetto grapes from a single ten-acre vineyard, this wine undergoes a brief fermentation to capture the fruit character. The cap of skins is punched down regularly during vinification to extract color and no oak is used on the wine to preserve the personality of the Dolcetto grape.
Make sure you don’t serve this wine too warm, 15 minutes in the fridge will do. Try it with grilled lamb chops, pasta in tomato sauce or with hard cheeses.