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Francesco Rinaldi & Figli ‘Roussot’ Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2019

Estate: Francesco Rinaldi e Figli is one of the most famous names in Piemonte. Established in 1870 by Giovanni Rinaldi, his son Francesco became a legendary figure in Barolo. The estate has been passed down to each generation, today it is headed by Francesco’s nieces, Paola and Piera Rinaldi. With vineyards in Barolo, Castiglione Falletto and La Morra, they embody the best in Barolo. The estate is famed for crafting wines that embrace history and tradition, and are “beautiful, classic expressions of their underlying terroirs”. Vineyards are farmed organically.

Winemaking: Grapes are from the 1 hectare, southwest facing Roussot vineyard, close to the Barolo Cannubi cru, from vines planted between 1975 -1977. Soils are sandy, with a mix of clay, calcareous and silica. Vinified in stainless steel tanks followed by 6 months ageing in stainless steel and an additional 6 months in the bottle.

Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet in colour, with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, red grape, rose petal, soft spice. Pomegranate, blackberry, strawberry, cherry, and earthy minerality are flanked by fresh acidity and good tannins. Crushed white peppercorn, black cherry and a dash of anise linger between each silky sip. Bright and graceful.

100% Dolcetto
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Italy
Estate Bottled by Francesco Rinaldi & Figli
13% Alcohol
$18

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