Dolcetto from vineyards withhin the commune of Barolo. As with the Barolo, the emphasis is not on any single vineyard, but a blend of all each site. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in massive, old wooden vats followed by aging in similarly sized barrels that have been used for generations.
An elegant and kaleidoscopic array of blackberry, clove, licorice, leather and cigar box on the ever evolving and unfurling nose. The palate is equally complex and layered, with a deep array of plum, violets, speck, black pepper, forest floor and truffle. The tannins have almost melted away with age, but there is a classic sternness that shows this wine still has plenty of life. Patience rewarded in spades.