- Giuseppe Rinaldi
- Case size
Antonio Galloni, November 2021,
The 2020 Dolcetto d'Alba is bright, fresh and, not surprisingly, super-classic in bearing. Floral accents lift a core of blue/purplish fruit. Vineyard sources are Brunate, Le Coste, Ravera and Bussia with a touch of purchased fruit to compensate for the lack of crop in parcels that are currently being redeveloped. Drink 2022-2028.
Piedmont is located in the north western corner of Italy. Though several grape varieties are prominent such as Dolcetto, Barbera and Moscato, it is Nebbiolo that reigns supreme. It produces wines that are not particularly deep in colour, yet they are perfumed, powerful and can age for many years. Due to the ethereal nature of the Nebbiolo grape and the numerous single vineyard wines, many compare top examples to grand cru Burgundies of the Côte de Nuits.Mountainous, its vineyards are cut into the hillsides forming terraces reminiscent of the Mosel Valley in Germany and the northern Rhone Valley in France. The two most notable appellations are Barolo and Barbaresco.