Scarpa (Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa)

Selvarossa Dolcetto d'Acqui

9.210 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Acqui, Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy
Dolcetto
Pork
Top Notes For
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

8.9

Hard to believe this is 19-yr old Dolcetto. Earthy stewy cherry with nice acids and soft soft mouthfeel. Shows its age in some ways but also feels strangely timeless - like a pretty older woman who’s never had any work done.

Hard to believe this is 19-yr old Dolcetto. Earthy stewy cherry with nice acids and soft soft mouthfeel. Shows its age in some ways but also feels strangely timeless - like a pretty older woman who’s never had any work done.

May 3rd, 2019
Alex Wettersten

Super unique one-off Dolcetto - accidentally harvested late and they turned it into a wine that’s drinking well almost 20 years later. Definite earthy notes that are on the same level of cherry and plum tones.

Super unique one-off Dolcetto - accidentally harvested late and they turned it into a wine that’s drinking well almost 20 years later. Definite earthy notes that are on the same level of cherry and plum tones.

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2018
Jonn Grammer

Elegant nose of blackberry, saddle leather, cocoa nib, cedar - reminds me of old BDX. Medium body, medium plus grainy tannin, high acid. Linear but gains plushness with air. Finishes slightly salty and chalky. Aromatically mature but texturally youthful. Very fine.

Elegant nose of blackberry, saddle leather, cocoa nib, cedar - reminds me of old BDX. Medium body, medium plus grainy tannin, high acid. Linear but gains plushness with air. Finishes slightly salty and chalky. Aromatically mature but texturally youthful. Very fine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2018
Devin Healey

Insane value. Explosion of fig and cherry on the nose.

Insane value. Explosion of fig and cherry on the nose.

Dec 7th, 2018
Brandon Chew

Incredibly soft tannins with earthy ripe red fruit - berries, possibly. Like a barbaresco but without the long finish. Ridiculous for the price.

Incredibly soft tannins with earthy ripe red fruit - berries, possibly. Like a barbaresco but without the long finish. Ridiculous for the price.

Dec 4th, 2018
Andrew Formi

Try to buy again...

Try to buy again...

Jun 1st, 2018
Justin S.

Excellent tobacco forward nose.

Excellent tobacco forward nose.

Feb 10th, 2018
Aaron Caiazza

Aaron had this a year ago

Aaron had this a year ago

Jul 24th, 2018
J. Kim
9.5

J. had this 2 years ago

J. had this 2 years ago

Apr 24th, 2018
Dan Faga

Dan had this 2 years ago

Dan had this 2 years ago

Mar 6th, 2018