2015 Cascina Fontana Dolcetto D'alba
Mario is a devotee of Bartolo Mascarello, and the family is very close to the Mascarellos [nephew] in proximity, winemaking style, and in the philosophy of blending their different parcels in order to make a normale house Barolo
"Dolcetto, our earliest released wine, is a favourite here in Le Langhe. This young, dry red wine above all presents a freshness and vitality that is invigorating. Dolcetto d’Alba is rich in colour, with an intensity of scent. Because it has little tannin, it is easy to enjoy with or without food.
Dolcetto d’Alba is a wine to enjoy relatively young, but it is also capable of ageing and improving for upwards of four or five years. Like all wines born in the Barolo region, with age Dolcetto begins to take on some of the characteristics of Nebbiolo, particularly in the evolution of its bouquet.
Dolcetto d’Alba can be drunk cool in summer months. This everyday wine is the ideal accompaniment to salumi and antipasti as well as to simple pasta and meat dishes." - Winery