|Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Spice, Black Fruit, Floral, Ripe Firm Tannins, Food Friendly, Unoaked
|Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable, Organic
Brezza Dolcetto d'Alba is a lively and flavourful beverage offering aromas of black cherry, cassis, blueberry, and wild red berries complimented by hints of licorice and almond. Its silky tannins and long finish create a pleasant, enjoyable experience.
Brezza Dolcetto d'Alba has a great flexibility with the complex cuisine of the region, from starters to desserts. It can also keep well for several years although we recommend it be drunk at a younger age to fully appreciate the fresh fruit flavours.
Decanter Magazine: 88Pts
Drinking Window: now - 2026
"Good intensity with sweet dark fruit. Firm tannins with notes of candied fruit and sweet spice."
Susan Hulme MW, Vincenzo Arnese, Sara Bachiorri
JancisRobinson.com: 16.5Pts (2020 Vintage)
"Transparent cherry red. Real zest with bittersweet fruit on the nose. Soft tannins until a tiny pinch on the inside of the cheeks on the finish. Utterly Piemontese, this wine offers masses of character and a usefully low alcohol level. Just the sort of red that could be sipped with pleasure without food – and it would really stimulate the appetite too. This is one of the most appealing Dolcettos to have come my way. It's delicate rather than trying to be a barrel-aged Barbera."
Jancis Robinson MW
About the Producer
The Brezza family own 12.5 hectares of vines split between the commune of Barolo (in Cannubi, Castellero and Sarmassa), the two-hectare Santa Rosalia estate just outside the Barolo DOCG zone between Diano d’Alba and the town of Alba itself, and two further plots in Monforte d’Alba and Novello. Throughout the vineyards, the family practices an environmentally friendly approach to viticulture and the estate has been certified organic since the 2015 vintage. In the cellar, winemaker Enzo Brezza follows a traditional approach with minimal intervention. In order to maintain freshness and purity, many of the wines are bottled with glass Vinolok closures.
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Vineyard and Winery
The two hectare vineyard has been organically farmed since 2010 and is located just outside of the village of Barolo. Situated at 300 metres’ elevation, the vines are planted with a south-westerly orientation, capturing the afternoon sunshine. The Dolcetto vines are Guyot pruned and espalier trained in soils comprising sand, silt and clay. Planted at a density of 4,630 vines per hectare, they are carefully cultivated by hand, with green harvesting and thinning taking place to control yields and increase the concentration of flavour in the grapes. Green manure is employed to enhance the vitality of the soil and the cuttings from the grass cover crops are left on the soil, to help increase the nutrient value. In accordance with organic viticulture, copper and sulphur are used when necessary; herbicides and pesticides are not employed. Harvest takes place by hand at optimum maturity.
The selected grapes were destemmed, crushed and placed in stainless steel tanks where fermentation took place at controlled temperatures not exceeding 26°C. Maceration lasted for seven days, then the wine was pressed off the skins. It was then transferred to another stainless steel tank where it underwent malolactic conversion at 18°C. The wine was made without the influence of oak and once fermentation was complete the wine was stored in cement tanks until bottling. The wine was made organically, with the minimal addition of sulphur.
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