Saturday, May 14, 2011

2009 Falletto (Bruno Giacosa) DOLCETTO D'ALBA (Piemonte, Italy)

A solid wine, I was expecting more from this producer.  This had too much bitterness and a scorchey component going on to really shine.  Come to think of it, I haven't had a Dolcetto that has floated my boat in a long, long time.

Vibrant dark ruby color.  Nose of scorched earth, dried leaves and piney underbrush, along with some bone dry blackberry extract.  Intensely dry, but fruity extract in the mouth, juxtaposing fruit and bitterness -- scorched, inky fruit but in a soft-textured package.  Finishes with a clean, low-toned bitter edge.  Just a teeny bit of tannin.   Interesting.  B.  Can't remember where I got it.  I think it was around $20.

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