Sottimano Dolcetto d'Alba Bric del Salto 2020 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Sottimano Dolcetto d'Alba Bric del Salto 2020
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Sottimano Dolcetto d'Alba Bric del Salto 2020

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750ml
$16.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Piedmont, Dolcetto d'Alba
Brand Sottimano

The Sottimano family is one of the best growers in the Barbaresco zone of Piedmont. In addition to top notch Barbaresco cru's the family also produces excellent Dolcetto and Barbera wines. The 'Bric del Salto' Dolcetto is made from a combination of three vineyards of Dolcetto in Neive: Cotta, Basarin and Curra. The average age of the vines in these three sites is 35 years old which is extremely old for Dolcetto. As an avid sustainable/organic grower, winemaker Andrea Sottimano only uses indigenous yeasts. The malolactic fermentation is completed in stainless steel, where the wine remains for approximately 8 months. No filtering or fining is done prior to bottling. This is a naturally made, excellent example of Dolcetto to serve with Italian sandwiches, cheeses, olives, cured meats, pizza and more. This is a perfect trattoria-style red.

The Wine Advocate raves : 'I can’t say enough good things about the Sottimano family and the work they have done over the years to firmly establish themselves among Barbaresco’s top growers. This is one of the few places in Piedmont where every wine is consistently delicious. The only question is how delicious.'

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The 2020 Dolcetto d'Alba Bric del Salto is a super-classic wine. Lavender, spice, menthol and blueberry are all laced together. This mid-weight, classy Dolcetto is packed with flavor and character. I loved it.

Antonio Galloni, September 2021
Wine Spectator
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Bright blueberry and blackberry flavors highlight this smooth, elegant red. This is vibrant and harmonious, with a lingering finish of fruit and earth. Drink now.

Bruce Sanderson, November 15, 2021
Wine Advocate
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Made only in stainless steel, the Sottimano 2020 Dolcetto d'Alba Bric del Salto offers punchy and raw notes with terrific primary intensity. It is redolent of black cherry and Japanese plum with bitter almond and dried mint. Dolcetto is such a terrific wine for informal occasions involving a loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread with Italian cheeses and cold cuts. This wine represents a blend of fruit from S. Cristoforo, Basarin and Cottá.

Monica Larner, June 17, 2021

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