An exuberant Dolcetto with sweet fruit and a desert dry finish [and I mean that in a good way], well structured and wonderfully versatile.
Estate: The estate’s winemaking history began in 1919 when Francesco Boschis planted the first vines. Located in Dogliani, just south of Barolo, in Piedmont, northern Italy, and headed by Mario and Simona Boschis with their sons Marco, Paolo and Chiara, the estate consists of 11 hectares of vineyards along with beehives for making honey. The estate is known for their complex, powerful, age worthy wines. Gambero Rosso, an Italian food and wine magazine stated: “What sets the wines from this lovely farm estate apart is their consistency, and on occasion rusticity, with intense, vigorously flavoursome fruit”.
Winemaking: Pianezzo is crafted using grapes sourced from 2 different vineyard plots, one with 50 year old vines in chalky soil, and the other with 60 year old vines with clay soil. The wine was aged 8-10 months in stainless steel tanks and in glazed cement vats.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant violet-red in colour with aromas of sweet raspberry, strawberry, white pepper and woodsy traces. Raspberry and red currant flavours highlighted by underlying woodsy elements and smooth tannins in the medium body, crushed white peppercorn, cleansing bitter almonds and iron minerals shine on the dry, lengthy finish.
Winery Pairing Suggestions: “Dolcetto is suitable for the whole meal, this type of Dolcetto is particularly recommended for hors d’oeuvres, pasta and rice dishes, and delicate red and white meat.”
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Boschis Francesco
Enjoy now thru 2016