2005, Dolcetto d’Alba
This is a line-extension in the CT market, but a wine that has been produced by this outstanding estate for decades. The Massolino family is one of the oldest production families in the Barolo region, going back 7 generations.
This Dolcetto is very deep in color – a vibrant purple color. Aromatically it is juicy and spicy with loads of underlying licorice spice and cherry/berry flavors. Very smooth and soft on the palate, but the wine does have a pleasant touch of grip on the finish for more complex food and wine combinations. Really quite good.