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Dolcetto d'Alba "Nonna Marcellina", Cagliero
Organic

Dolcetto d'Alba "Nonna Marcellina", Cagliero - 2015

Item # 37346 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

The Cagliero winery is located in the Novello commune which is located further north in the Langhe. The elevation is higher and therefore cooler in temperature. The wines are vibrant and this Dolcetto is fermented in cement and bottled unoaked.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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Dolcetto

A red grape variety grown in Piedmont and nearly nowhere else. Dolcetto-based wines are not sweet, as many people might surmise on hearing the name; the Piedmontese declared it "dolce" only because it is lower in acid than the wines they're used to. Dolcettos are usually meant to be enjoyed young. Some of the best ones come from the area around the town of Alba.


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