Destefanis Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Monia Bassa 2007

Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy

Price: $24.00 $14.99
Save $9.01 (38%)
Item No. 108071
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Dolcetto from winemaker Marco Destefanis is about as close as you can come to tasting just how pure this Piedmontese grape can be without picking it off the vine yourself. Spicy, juicy and always chock-full of purple pleasure, Destefanis Dolcetto represents one of our finest quality/price finds from Piedmont.

More punch and muscle. "Vigna Monia Bassa" represents a selection of older, lower yielding vines that are the best exposed of winemaker Marco Destefanis' vineyards. Concentrated and complex, with suggestions of huckleberries, licorice and vanilla on the palate.

Critical Acclaim

"Full red-ruby. Sexy, complex, soil-driven aromas of dark berries, minerals, dark chocolate, smoked meat and tobacco. Rich and tactile in the mouth, with a subtle sweetness and noteworthy lift to the intriguing currant, smoke and meat flavors. A substantial, soil-driven wine that finishes broad and dry, with considerable dusty tannins and plenty of energy. No rush to drink this."
90 Points

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Marco's grandfather, Giuseppe, founded the family's petite Piedmont estate in the small village of Montelupo Albese in the 1950s, planting his vineyards in the 1960s. In 1985 Marco breathed fresh life into the property by replanting (to a greater density) those early vineyards, updating the family's cellar and re-focusing the estate on Piedmont"s traditional native varietals,...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Dolcetto

(dole-CHEH-toh) Piedmont's other grape Thoughts of Piedmont usually bring images of big tannic Barolos and Barbarescos, but an oft-forgotten everyday variety of the region is Dolcetto. Roughly translated, Dolcetto means little sweet one. While not exactly sweet, wine made from Dolcetto exudes light and fruity characteristics. Notable Facts Dolcetto is an early-ripening grape,...

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