Elio Altare 2020 Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

Elio Altare 2020 Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

Item Number: 16054

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 100% Dolcetto
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous with sand

Location: La Morra
Vine Age: 20 to 40 years old

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are harvested by hand. They macerate with their skins at a controlled temperature in rotary fermenters for 2-4 days. The wine ages for 10 months in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation occurs naturally with indigenous yeast as does the malolactic fermentation. The wine is not fined, filtered, or clarified. No substances that could modify the color or the structure of the wine is ever used.

Tasting Notes: The Elio Altare Dolcetto is dry but soft with delicate tannins. Enjoy a full taste of red and black cherries. In Italy, it is considered an excellent everyday wine. Try serving slightly chilled during summer for an easy drinking experience.

Pairing Notes: Antipasto, pasta course, white meat, light cheese, salami, pizza, panini

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 88 (1/13/2022)

    The 2020 Dolcetto d'Alba is fresh and vibrant, with lovely blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender and licorice. In 2020, the Dolcetto is a bit lighter in body and less persistent than in most vintages because of rain prior to harvest.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (4/30/2022)

    A densely structured red, evoking blackberry, plum, earth and black pepper aromas and flavors. Saturated with fruit yet remains lively and long on the finish. Drink now through 2025.