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2015 Dolcetto di Diano d‘Alba “Sörì Santa Lucia”

Il Palazzotto

2015 Dolcetto di Diano d‘Alba “Sörì Santa Lucia” Il Palazzotto - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
I love soft, fruit-driven Dolcetto, especially when it provides real refreshment, and in this case the combination of the highlands of Diano d’Alba and old vines brings us both the pleasure and the seriousness. Drinking this wine will make you yearn to be in Piedmont at a rustic wood table, eating handmade pasta and carne arrosti. Thankfully, you can re-create the experience in your own kitchen, since the wine is the hardest part to find. –Dixon Brooke
$19.00
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Dolcetto
Appellation: Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Producer: Il Palazzotto
Winemaker: Paolo Olivero
Vineyard: Planted in 1979, 1988, 1992 ; 1.5 ha
Soil: Chalky Marl
Aging: Aged in stainless steel tank until August or September of year following vintage
Farming: Sustainable
Production: 1,250 cases
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Piedmont

Kermit’s love affair with the great reds of Piemonte dates back to the early days of his career: the very first container he imported from Italy, in fact, featured legendary 1971 and 1974 Barolos from Vietti and Aldo Conterno. Regular visits since then have seen our portfolio grow to now nine Piemontesi estates, with a strong focus on the rolling hills of the Langhe.

Nebbiolo rules these majestic, vine-covered marl slopes, giving Italy’s most mystifyingly complex, nuanced, and age-worthy reds. When crafted via traditional production methods—long macerations and extensive aging in enormous oak botti—the powerful, yet incredibly refined Barolos and Barbarescos provide haunting aromatics of tar, raspberry, incense, tea, roses, and more. At times austere in their youth but well worth the wait, they pair beautifully with the hearty local cuisine starring veal in many forms, braised beef, pastas like tajarin and agnolotti, and of course, Alba’s famous white truffles.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Piemonte’s climate is continental, with baking hot summers and cold winters. Nebbiolo is only part of the story here: juicy, fruity Barberas and Dolcettos represent the bread and butter throughout the region, and other native grapes like Freisa, Croatina, and the white Arneis are also noteworthy. Value abounds in the Monferrato, while Alto Piemonte also has its share of thrills to provide.

Every corner of Piemonte is rich with tradition, especially when wine is concerned. It’s no wonder we have been singing the region’s praises for over forty years.

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