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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Marchesi di Barolo Dolcetto d'Alba 2005
Marchesi di Barolo Dolcetto d'Alba 2005
(search item no. 88331)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $15.49

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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About Marchesi di Barolo:

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 wine industry.

In contrast to its noble French counterparts, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, which flourish in various corners of the world, Nebbiolo rarely thrives outside its native Piedmontese habitat. While relatively resistant to frost, damp and mist, it is highly sensitive to terrain, faring best in the Langhe district's chalky, marly soil of maritime origin.

Producing majestic red wines of phenomenal depth, complexity and longevity, Nebbiolo is the earliest red grape variety in Piedmont to bud and the last to ripen. Its name derives from the early morning mists, or "nebbia," that shroud the lower slopes of the Langhe hillsides during the fall harvest period.

The Marchesi di Barolo estate takes pride in the international reputation it has established for its fine Barolo DOCG and two superb single-vineyard crus, Barolo Cannubi DOCG and Barolo Sarmassa DOCG, all made from 100% estate-grown Nebbiolo grapes.