Paolo Scavino Dolcetto d'Alba 2016 Front Label
Paolo Scavino Dolcetto d'Alba 2016 Front Label

Paolo Scavino Dolcetto d'Alba 2016

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Paolo Scavino's 50-year-old Dolcetto vines ensure a beautiful complexity in this wine. Purple color, fresh and delicate aromatics of cherry, blueberry, spices and flowers. The structure has a lightness and brightness to it. Well defined by good tannins and harmonious acidity, this wine has a pleasant freshness and intriguing character.

An everyday wine usually paired with typical Piedmontese antipasti.

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Fruit for the 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba is sourced from the Bricco Ambrogio vineyard in Roddi. Most of this site is planted to Nebbiolo, but a small part is dedicated to Dolcetto. The vines are 60-years-old and the clusters are very small in size and concentrated in flavor. You definitely taste that extra intensity here. Dolcetto has a tendency to taste jammy in the hot years, Paolo Scavino tells me, but these older vines ripen later than average and this risk is reduced. Dolcetto also tends to go into reductive phases so the wine sees more racking as a result. This vintage delivers good layering with a bold and almost impenetrable wall of dark berry fruit at the front.
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Paolo Scavino is an historical winery in the Barolo region. It was founded in 1921 in Castiglione Falletto from Lorenzo Scavino and his son Paolo. Farming has always been a family tradition and passion.

Enrico Scavino together with the daughters Enrica and Elisa, fourth generation, run the family Estate. He started to work full time in the winery in 1951 when he was 10 years old. A young winemaker who inherited the passion and devotion for the land he belongs to. Through over 60 years of experience his focus has been to invest on important cru of Nebbiolo to show the uniqueness of each terroir.

Their work is inspired by the love and respect they have for their territory and they pursue purity of expression, complexity and elegance for their wines from the three local grapes Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.

These values and culture have been carried on and never changed.

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An historic village situated right in between the famous regions of Barolo and Barbaresco, Alba is also the name for the larger wine region surrounding the village.

In a sense, “Alba” is a catch-all phrase, and includes the declassified Nebbiolo wines made in Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as the Nebbiolo grown just outside of these regions’ borders. In fact, Nebbiolo d’Alba is a softer, less tannic and more fruit-forward wine ready to drink within just a couple years of bottling. It is a great place to start if you want to begin to understand the grape. Likewise, the even broader category of Langhe Nebbiolo offers approachable and value-driven options as well.

Barbera, planted alongside Nebbiolo in the surrounding hills, and referred to as Barbera d’Alba, takes on a more powerful and concentrated personality compared to its counterparts in Asti.

Dolcetto is ubiquitous here and, known as Dolcetto d'Alba, can be found casually served alongside antipasti on the tables of Alba’s cafes and wine bars.

Not surprisingly, given its location, Alba is recognized as one of Italy’s premiere culinary destinations and is the home of the fall truffle fair, which attracts visitors from worldwide every year.

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An easy drinking red with soft fruity flavors—but catchy tannins, Dolcetto is often enjoyed in its native Piedmont on a casual weekday night, or for apertivo (the canonical Piedmontese pre-dinner appetizer hour). Somm Secret—In most of Piedmont, easy-ripening Dolcetto is relegated to the secondary sites—the best of which are reserved for the king variety: Nebbiolo. However, in the Dogliani zone it is the star of the show, and makes a more serious style of Dolcetto, many of which can improve with cellar time.

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