Cascina Adelaide Dolcetto 2008
Once upon a time Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba was a wine usually drunk in Piedmont houses. Today, it is an example of tradition, freshness, and aspirations. Deep, but lively purple. On the nose, there are small purple fruit. Currants and a very crisp blackberry delights the palate. In the mouth, medium-sized tannins prevail resulting in a lightweight with a dry and clean finish. Excellent with cold cuts or fresh cheeses.
100% Dolcetto. For over 100 years, Cascina Adelaide has been making high-quality wines defined by their own Cru vineyards. In Piedmont, like in many other regions, Cru vineyards are recognized on the basis of their unique terroir characteristics that are capable of producing the highest quality grapes in the region. Despite its location just below the Castello di Barolo, Cascina Adelaide was basically unknown outside the local area until Amabile Drocco bought the property in 1999 and modernized it. And, it took 10 years for them to ascend to the top tier of the best Barolo producers. Their wines have a unique style thanks to Sergio Molino who crafts modern Barolos of great depth and with a traditionalist touch. Young (his wines are quite approachable), fruity, and full, yet with a bit of time they reveal a harmonious and complex mouthfeel with traditional characteristics, unique to some of the better Barolo producers.