Dolcetto d'Alba 2017
Awarded 90 points by Wine Advocate, G.D. Vajra's Dolcetto d'Alba hails from the hot 2017 vintage that "flaunts its inner beauty and charm".
Although almost always completely dry, Dolcetto means “little sweet one”. The name is thought to come from a Piedmontese word referring to the rolling hills where the grape is grown and the relatively soft acidity. However, our advice is not to let that name lull you into a false sense of security with this one. G.D. Vajra’s 2017 is big, punchy, youthful and surprisingly dark for a Dolcetto d’Alba – think dried olives, plums and black cherries. With lots to chew on in this vibrant and summery red, consider pairing with balsamic glazes, fresh pasta with simple tomato sauces, beetroot risotto, spiced red cabbage, barbequed vegetable kebabs, duck with cherry sauce, or truffle-topped crostini.
Despite being in Italy’s top echelon of producers, the Vajra family remains quiet and endearingly humble, but their intense passion and skill shine in every drop they make. Their wines sit perfectly between the traditional and the modern, they’re all vegan friendly and their vineyards have been farmed organically since 1971. While many relegate Dolcetto d’Alba to lesser sites in favour of Nebbiolo, G.D. Vajra love theirs very much and therefore choose the finest blocks for it.
£2.87 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2870958
Style No.: 711902
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