Deep purple in colour with aromas of bright violet and purple fruit bursting from the glass backed by a smoky charcoal note. Each whiff is more perfumed than the last. The palate is tarry with rosewater and big red cherries. Chewy tannins is an understatement.
"Screwcap. Can there we be 'wow' Dolcetto? If there can be, then this is one, and it bodes brilliantly for the (already hyped) 2020 vintage in general. Traditionally cropped from an ideally positioned 3.2 hectares within the Serralunga postcode, recent vintages also include fruit from Massolino's Cascina I Maschi vineyard in Monforte d'Alba.
Raised entirely in tank, this is surprisingly deep, yet also so juicy and bright, with flavours and aromas of ripe plum, dark cherry, iodine and violet, supported by ripe, yet abundant, chalky tannins. I'm not sure I've ever thought of a Dolcetto I'd love to see this with a few years of age, but I did here. Serious bargain." - Bibendum