De Forville 2017 Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Item Number: 12579
Sub Region: Piedmont
Appellation/AVA: Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Dolcetto
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Winemaker Notes: The DeForville family emigrated to Piedmont from Belgium in 1848 and established themselves in the village of Barbaresco in 1860. Today the fifth generation is in place: Valter and Paolo Anfosso. In the early part of the twentieth century, the DeForvilles sold their wine in bulk directly to restaurants and to retailers who then bottled the wine. In 1940 the estate bottled its first wine and now virtually their entire production is bottled at the estate with annual output averaging 100,000 bottles.
Winemaking Notes: This typical red of the Langhe region is harvested from three separate parcels spread between the communes of Barbaresco and Neive. The vines are an average age of 30 years. After a fermentation of approximately 10 days in stainless steel, the wine is racked into large oak “botti” for about six months, being bottled at the onset of summer of the following year. In vintages of normal production, 6000 bottles are shipped for the US market.
Tasting Notes : The De Forville Dolcetto d'Alba shows notes of ripe cherry, plum and almond. It is dry and harmonic with balanced tannins on the palate. This Dolcetto d'Alba pairs nicely with most dishes; try with pasta, soup, meat, or mild and slightly sharp cheese.
90pts (2016 Vintage) Decanter
"This is simply delicious, with bright, juicy, red cherry fruit aromas and spice. The uplifting palate has dark cherry notes, a juicy mouthfeel and a pleasing finish. This is friendly, easygoing and adaptable. Drink it alongside cold meats, Mediterranean salads or a midweek pizza."