Socrè, Barbaresco, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, Cuneo, Italia, 2010, 12.5% abv.

This wine comes straight from Piemonte in the northwestern corner of Italy from a vineyard tended to by former architect Marco Piacentino and his family.  The vineyard lies directly across the road from Angelo Gaja’s famous Sori Tilden vines.

Piacentino’s side of the road was planted in 1959 by his grandfather.  He also has various vineyards dotted throughout Barbaresco and Roero.bottiglia-dolcetto-alba-537x1024

Made from Nebbiolo grapes, this wine is a medium ruby with a thick rim of cherry with intense aromas of dried roses, violets, black cherries and herbs.

The body is dry with ripe, slightly green tannins, average body and fresh flavours of more roses and rose hip, cherries, pomegranate, and sage, fennel and fresh thyme on top of freshly turned earth.

Stunning with a great frame and elegance – WSET Very Good plus.

The bottle disappeared prior to photographing; this shot courtesy of the Socre website.

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