Cavallotto Vigna Scot Dolcetto d'Alba 2017

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91pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
Come and meet our delicious Italian find of the day, this Cavallotto Vigna Scot Dolcetto D'Alba. Beh ciao là... It's ready to drink now so open your first intense bottle and enjoy it with antipasti of artichokes, salami and olives. That ought to get the ball rolling. This Vigna Scot has amazing, lovely dark fruit, earthy undertones, clean minerality and beautiful balance, making it ideal with prosciutto, salami, meats, simple pastas, vitello tonnato, chicken and lots more. We love its fruit and suggestion of spice with chicken cooked with tomatoes and prunes. If you're in the mood for pasta, look no further. How about agnolotti with sweet peas and goat cheese? And finally, if you're looking for the wow factor, we love this Vigna Scot with roasted rack of pork with morel mushroom pan sauce. Don't burn your tongues on the pan!! Break out at least one more bottle and cap off the evening with a smooth Piedmontese Robiola Rocchetta cheese. It's dense and creamy, and will take instantly to this Italian red. Talk about your dolce vita, winelovers...

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "I tasted this wine from barrel, but because it will be released in September (or maybe earlier, I am told), I'm giving it a final score here. The 2017 Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Scot is a bright and exuberant expression that is bursting with luscious primary fruit. The 2017 growing season, with its heat and dryness, was absolutely ideal for the robust Dolcetto grape. Some 13,400 bottles were produced. The wine will continue its six months of oak, but it won't do more than that because too much barrel can take away from the fruity freshness and the grape's natural sweetness. You get all of that here despite the reductive phase in which I tasted it. The alcohol can be high in this vintage, but it is well hidden in the case of this wine. Drink date: 2018 - 2022." Jun 2018

Winery: "Organoleptic Characteristics: Medium-structured yet soft with typical aromas such as cherries and other fruits with a complex, floor bouquet. Although it is a wine made to be drunk relatively young, it still has aging potential for up to 5 years."

Bottle:
750ml, cork
Varietal: 100% Dolcetto
Alcohol %:
12.5
Total Acidity g/L:
5.6
pH: 3.49
Aging:
Large Slavonian oak botti of 50 hl for 6 months, then in cement tanks for 6 months.
Region:                 
Piedmont, Italy




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