The traditional and highly regarded Francesco Rinaldi estate is now run by decedents of Francesco, Paolo and Piera. Together they make some truly beautiful wines from their base in Barolo.
Nebbiolo is of course the most famous of Piedmont's red grape varieties but we should also give deserved attention and a lot of love to the grapes Barbera and Dolcetto.
Rinaldi's Dolchetto d'Alba is rather unique in that it comes from the tiny Roussot vineyard slap bang in the middle of prime Barolo country. With full credit to them, they have decided not to pull up the vines, replant with Nebbiolo and triple the price. They have instead decided to showcase this delightful young, fresh Dolcetto style.
No oak has been used. Here the winemaking has been about accentuating fragrance and freshness. Fresh and perfumed aromas with touches of rustic earthy and herby notes on the nose lead onto a palate that is vibrant and juicy. A really great example of this native Piedmontese red.
Size: 75cl Bottle
Grape Variety: Dolcetto
Brand Name: Francesco Rinaldi