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Monte Aribaldo Dolcetto d'Alba

8.823 ratings
8.812 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Dolcetto
Top Notes For
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.0

The smell of sweet late summer, with anise and fennel, ripe bramble fruit, and purple flowers. It’s juicy and black-brambly on the tongue, too, with that characteristic bitter Dolcetto snap. Made from hundred percent Dolcetto grown on on Monte Aribaldo in the commune of Treiso, in a vineyard with a south-facing exposure. It’s ripe and friendly, but the tannins are like corduroy or velour, very sensual but cottony, not too soft, and the acid really makes the wine. Drink now through 2020. 13.5% abv | $20 (sample) | Imported by Dalla Terra

The smell of sweet late summer, with anise and fennel, ripe bramble fruit, and purple flowers. It’s juicy and black-brambly on the tongue, too, with that characteristic bitter Dolcetto snap. Made from hundred percent Dolcetto grown on on Monte Aribaldo in the commune of Treiso, in a vineyard with a south-facing exposure. It’s ripe and friendly, but the tannins are like corduroy or velour, very sensual but cottony, not too soft, and the acid really makes the wine. Drink now through 2020. 13.5% abv | $20 (sample) | Imported by Dalla Terra

3 people found it helpfulNov 16th, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

Plum, chalk, sweet chocolate, tannic...

Plum, chalk, sweet chocolate, tannic...

Jan 30th, 2016
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.5

This Dolcetto is strict and papery on the palate. It lacks life, luster and drink-ability, especially at this still-young stage.

This Dolcetto is strict and papery on the palate. It lacks life, luster and drink-ability, especially at this still-young stage.

Dec 22nd, 2015
Laurence Feraud

High acidity

High acidity

May 2nd, 2014
Denis Roudenko

Аромат сильный яркий, ягодный миндаль, черемуха, цветов. Просто, ярко, типично. Вкус полный, с яркой кислотностью, миндаль, красные и черные ягоды. Послевкусие умеренное. Симпатично, типично. 14.5/20 (84/100)

Аромат сильный яркий, ягодный миндаль, черемуха, цветов. Просто, ярко, типично. Вкус полный, с яркой кислотностью, миндаль, красные и черные ягоды. Послевкусие умеренное. Симпатично, типично. 14.5/20 (84/100)

Feb 25th, 2014
Hank

rather charming, with enough tannin to need a bit of time to open. initial leather and cherry notes softened into herbs and blackberry.

rather charming, with enough tannin to need a bit of time to open. initial leather and cherry notes softened into herbs and blackberry.

Dec 20th, 2015
Dominic Procopio

Hard for a Dolcetto to drive me wild. Floral nose, a little spice on the palate.

Hard for a Dolcetto to drive me wild. Floral nose, a little spice on the palate.

Apr 24th, 2015
Terri Petmezas

Full bodied, dry but very flavorful. Has a bite to it up front but finishes smooth

Full bodied, dry but very flavorful. Has a bite to it up front but finishes smooth

Nov 19th, 2014
Jennifer La Rosa

Jennifer had this 4 years ago

Jennifer had this 4 years ago

Mar 15th, 2016
Amie Hendrickson

Amie had this 4 years ago

Amie had this 4 years ago

Feb 2nd, 2016