Abbona Papa Celso Dolcetto 2015 Front Label
Abbona Papa Celso Dolcetto 2015 Front Label

Abbona Papa Celso Dolcetto 2015

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750ML / 14.98% ABV
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750ML / 14.98% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 2015 harvest has created a Papà Celso with a remarkable structure, body and roundness. The color is very rich and bright due to the ripeness achieved in the year. The aromas are fresh, fruity, intense and herbal offering a reminder of eucalyptus, red fruit, floral notes together with the classic final note of almond; the mouth is harmonious, balanced with good tannins, a well-marked body and good acidity typical of Papà Celso. It can evolve positively in the bottle for several years to follow.

Pairs well with pasta dishes with ragu sauce, white meat, and medium-aged cheeses.

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A rich, opulent style, boasting blackberry, black cherry, wild herb and black pepper flavors. This shows a youthful flush of fruit that you could enjoy now. Otherwise give this a year or so to settle down.
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The vineyards of Marziano Abbona, a vintner and farmer of great sensitivity and dedication to environmental protection, are set in the Langhe area, in one of Italy’s regions best suited to winegrowing. The winery was founded by Celso, Marziano’s father, who had the foresight to recognize the area’s potential for the production of top-quality wines. About sixty years ago, he planted the Doriolo vineyard in an area whose soil composition, exposure to sunlight and surrounding environment made it the ideal choice for the production of Dogliani Dolcetto wine. Marziano took up his father’s challenge and passion and, with the greatest care, patience and insight, he was able to produce wines of the highest quality, in which aromas and colors blend to give nectars reflecting the spirit of one of the Langhe area’s most highly regarded vintners. The same can be said about the non-autochthonous grape-based wines, in particular Cinerino, made from Viogner grapes, which is an extremely enjoyable, charming and aromatic wine. The great red wines, from the above-mentioned Dolcetto to Barberas and Nebbiolo in all its versions, represent the perfect blend of quality, balance, charm and structure.

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Attracting the most glory, prestige and fame to the Piedmont region, Nebbiolo in all of its expressions—Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Ghemme and Gattinara—creates a complex wine, truly unique for its delicate qualities combined with strength and a great potential to improve over time.

But Nebbiolo isn’t all there is to red wine from Piedmont! Barbera is the most planted variety and historically most popular as a dependable, food-friendly, everyday wine.

Beyond these two, a surprising number of red varieties call Piedmont their home. Worth a try include Dolcetto for its bold concentration and aromas of spice cake. Other grapes to investigate include Freisa, Croatina, Brachetto, Grignolino and Pelaverga.

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