There have been few bottles opened in the past year that were met with the unanimous excitement that Altare's Dolcetto was.
It was simply delicious, with crystal-clear red fruits, and beautiful mineral-dusted verve.
Dolcetto is roughly translated as "little sweet one". Often the grape makes purple colored and fairly supple wines. If that's what you expect from Dolcetto, Nicholas Altare's Dogliani Dolcetto will be shocking. The wine has a silken quality that's married to a thrilling alpine-like briskness.
As you might suspect, the story begins with terroir. The area of Dogliani is known to be a special place for Dolcetto. This is especially true of the Valdiberti subzone, where Altare works. The soil here is limestone, and the vines are perfectly situated in the southeast and southwest. Altare's Dolcetto's are some of the most sleekly structured and elegant expressions of the grape you'll ever taste.
In many ways, the Altare's Dolcetto serves as a perfect summary of why we're so fond of the 2021 vintage in Piedmont. It's a classic vintage that we don't expect to see again. The wines are clear, bright, concentrated, and stunningly balanced.
Nicholas Altare is a young, dynamic grower, who after working with Ferdinando Principiano in Barolo, returned to his family's domaine. His family had sold their grapes, and in 2015, when the contracts ended, Nicholas started producing his wines by farming the vineyards organically.
This is one of the wines that I strongly encourage you to check out. We created special 6-pack pricing because this is the sort of food-friendly wine that you'll want around in quantity.
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