Marchesi di Barolo Dolcetto d'Alba 2004

Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy

$18.99
Item No. 86619
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Production Area
A 10-acre single vineyard in the Langhe district of Piedmont

Grape Varieties
100% Dolcetto

Vinification
A brief fermentation is initiated as the cap is punched down, to facilitate extraction of color. The wine is held in Marchesi di Barolo's cellars until the September following harvest, after which it is bottled and released.

Color
Deep purple with violet reflections

Bouquet
Fresh and youthful with floral scents

Taste
Youthful, full of seductive fruit, and well-balanced, with a pleasing hint of almond on the finish

Serving Suggestions
Perfect with appetizers, cheeses, salmon, tuna or swordfish, white meat and poultry main courses. Can be served lightly chilled (about 15 minutes in the refrigerator)

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Setting precedents is a characteristic of Piedmontese winemaking and Marchesi di Barolo, one of the region's premier producers of Barolo, is no exception. In the mid-1800s, Marchesi di Barolo became the first estate in Italy to vinify its red wines in a dry style, a revolutionary concept at the time, but one with enduring and immensely beneficial consequences for the entire Italian...

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(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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(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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