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Anselma Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2017

Estate: The Anselma estate traces its history back to the early 20th century when Felice Anselma began making red wine with the native grapes of the Langhe. He believed in the relationship between the land and grape, passing this focus of native grapes and traditional winemaking down to his grandson Franco, who along with his wife Maria now head the estate. Vineyards are located in the Collaretto and VignaRionda MGA’s [Crus] of the Serralunga d’Alba region of Piemonte.

Winemaking: Grapes are from a hillside vineyard next to the VignaRionda MGA, with clay/limestone marls and gray-blue sandstone soils. Fermented in stainless steel with traditional floating cap fermentation in stainless steel with frequent pumping over, followed by 12-16 months ageing in stainless steel tanks, with an additional 2-3 months in the bottle before release.

Tasting Notes: Dark red violet in colour, with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, cherry, black grape, a wisp of smoke, earth and spice. Black cherry, dried strawberry, cherry, pomegranate, rhubarb and blueberry are framed grippy tannins and fresh acidity. A bitter streak runs alongside black currant and smoky earth on the spicy finish. Luscious, plump, engaging.

100% Dolcetto
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Italy
Estate Bottled by Giacomo Anselma
13.5% Alcohol
$17

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