The Dolcetto is the everyday wine for Piedmont people, a very versatile wine, a wine with little tannins, plenty of fruit and a nice acidity, is a wine that can match all local, normal, everyday food. There are several Dolcetto appellations and this wine belongs to the Dolcetto d’Alba, because the grapes are grown in the town of Alba from very old vines.
The artisan who made it
Collina San Ponzio started a century ago, they had until Pietro Balocco, the third generation, took over, been selling their own wine and grape to some of the best Piedmont producers. Only with Pietro and now Federico is son, a very young and talented wine maker, have decided to bottle their own wines and are creating some of the most interesting Piedmont wines, clean, with a classic approach.
Their production is very limited, but their vineyards are scattered in some of the most vocated area, a lot of work for them, but great wines for us to enjoy. Their Nebbiolo vineyards used in the making of their Barolos, are located in La Morra, one of the best areas for Barolo. We love their wines and we love them, they are as passionate as we are.
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