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Lively Dolcetto with ripe fruit, structured and soft on the palate with pleasant tannins.
Claudio Alario Dolcetto Sori Costa Fiore 2020 comes from the vineyard of the same name, located in the municipality of Diano D'Alba and planted about 50 years ago. Its exposure is in the south-west, which allows the grapes to reach optimal maturation. The geological structure of the soil, of Mycenaean origin, is rich in white marl where the vine finds its natural habitat.
The grape harvest usually takes place in September of each year. The hand-picked grapes are immediately destemmed in the cantina and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The one-year aging period also takes place in stainless steel tanks. After a short period of bottle storage, the Dolcetto goes on sale.
This wine has an intense ruby red color with violet reflections. The aroma is dominated by ripe fruit, underlaid with exotic notes. In the mouth one feels a full, yet soft and well-structured taste. The tannins are ripe and slightly sweet and the finish is persistent. A very successful Dolcetto! This wine was appreciated by King Victor Emmanuel II more than a century ago. Goes well with appetizers, pasta, pizza and also with grilled sausages.
THE PRODUCER: ALARIO CLAUDIO
The Langhe provides the spectacular backdrop for the 120-year history of the Alario family business. Claudio Alario and his family live in the municipality of Diano d'Alba. They have dedicated themselves to viticulture with great passion and add further chapters to the long family history.
In 1988, straight out of agricultural school, Claudio took over his father's business. However, by this time, Claudio had already put many years of practical experience behind him. From a very young age, he spent every free minute working in the vineyard with his father and grandfather. Above all, working with his grandfather in the vineyard had a big impact on him.
Today, Claudio produces around 40,000 bottles of wine annually on 10 hectares. In addition to the Dolcetto wines, Claudio has also made a name for himself as a Barolo producer. Years ago, he bought additional vineyards in the municipalities of Verduno and Serralunga D'Alba. He presses two excellent Barolo single-vineyard wines from the Nebbiolo grapes. With his son Mattia, who has been working in the company for a few years, the next Alario generation is already ready. The Alario family practices integrated viticulture.