Purple red in color, this Dolcetto has an intense nose with fruity aromas of black cherry, raspberry, and blueberry. It is dry and soft on the palate, rich and pleasant in the mouth, with austere tannins and a clean, pleasant finish. Suitable for every meal, this wonderfully easy drinking wine would pair particularly well with white meats and pasta dishes.
"The 2010 Dolcetto d’Alba is a gorgeous wine with the trademark Altare richness, plenty of varietal character and fabulous depth. Blueberries, currants, spices and licorice stain the palate on the intense finish. Year in and year out, Altare’s Dolcetto is one of the best in the region, as it is again in 2010. The Dolcetto is often one of my favorite Altare wines. It also ages far better than most people might expect. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015.
The Wine Advocate
Big & Bold
My first Dolcetto! This wine has a bold nose with strong aroma of blackberry and raspberry. Sniffing the wine was so much fun, we had our kids taking whiffs and try to guess the smells. It has such a great taste on the pallet, very strong fruit with maybe a hint of tobacco. The mouth feel of this wine is what hits the home run. It is silky smooth and supple with balanced tannins so your mouth is overwhelmed with sensory overload between the fruit, acidity, and tannins but its all balanced. Its hard to describe but all I know is that it was a great wine experience. We paired this with homemade pepperoni and sausage pizzas and it stood side by side but did not overwhelm.