Bruno Giacosa Falletto Dolcetto d'Alba 2006

Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy

Price: $25.99
Item No. 93379
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • ST90
  • WS89

Winemaker's Notes

Made from 100% Dolcetto, the wine is aged for 9 months in large oak barrels. Dolcetto translates to "little sweet one" due to the sweetness of the grape in spite of the fact that it is usually vinified as a dry wine with minimal residual sugar.

Deep purple in color with a wonderfully perfumed nose. Full of rich, ripe, fruit flavor and a lingering spicy finish. This wine is meant to be consumed fairly young before the fruit fades.

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Bruno Giacosa's winery has been making wine for three generations, and Bruno Giacosa himself says that his success is due to his respect for traditional winemaking methods which he believes enhance the characteristics of Piedmont's varietals. His property covers 37 acres of totally cultivated vines. The altitude of the estate, its ideal exposure (south, south-west), and the...

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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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