Azelia Dolcetto D'alba Bricco Dell'oriolo 2019 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Alba
WA
89
WS
88
Additional vintages
2019 2018
WA
89
Rated 89 by Wine Advocate
Luigi Scavino's Azelia 2019 Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco dell'Oriolo is punchy and raw in the way a quality Dolcetto should be. This is an inviting and cheerful wine that entices, thanks to its aromas of summer cherry and raspberry. There are background notes of dried violets and candied fruit, and the wine shows the acidity to cut through an appetizer platter of sliced ham and cheese wedges. ... More details
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Azelia Dolcetto D'alba Bricco Dell'oriolo 2019 750ml

SKU 863581
$13.93
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Professional Ratings
WA
89
WS
88
WA
89
Rated 89 by Wine Advocate
Luigi Scavino's Azelia 2019 Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco dell'Oriolo is punchy and raw in the way a quality Dolcetto should be. This is an inviting and cheerful wine that entices, thanks to its aromas of summer cherry and raspberry. There are background notes of dried violets and candied fruit, and the wine shows the acidity to cut through an appetizer platter of sliced ham and cheese wedges.
WS
88
Rated 88 by Wine Spectator
The cherry and plum flavors are aligned with a rich texture and firm tannins. Earth and spice accents line the finish. Drink now. 1,175 cases made, 700 cases imported.
Winery
Intense color, red fruit, blackberry, blueberry, rose, sweet spices, deep fruity and floral flavors which persist for long. Aromatic and mineral.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Alba
Additional vintages
2019 2018
Overview
Rated 89 - Luigi Scavino's Azelia 2019 Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco dell'Oriolo is punchy and raw in the way a quality Dolcetto should be. This is an inviting and cheerful wine that entices, thanks to its aromas of summer cherry and raspberry. There are background notes of dried violets and candied fruit, and the wine shows the acidity to cut through an appetizer platter of sliced ham and cheese wedges.
green grapes

Varietal: Dolcetto

Wineries in Italy and many other countries in the world have longed admired the Dolcetto grape, a black skinned varietal responsible for many interesting and intensely flavored wines. Despite their name translating as 'little sweet one' in Italian, the wines produced from this varietal are almost always dry, and benefit from the strong tannins held in the dense skins of the fruit. Although this characteristic normally results in a full bodied wine, Dolcetto grapes generally are responsible for producing quite light wines as a result of their low acidity, yet are packed full of interesting flavors such as liquorice and prunes, black cherries and almonds which are a delight to the palate and make them a great match for strongly flavored and spicy foods.
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Region: Piedmont

Situated in the north-western part of Italy, the region of Piedmont is known worldwide and is highly respected for the quality of the wines produced there. Many of the most successful sub-regions in Piedmont produce many of the world's finest red wines, such as those made from the excellent Nebbiolo grape varietal in areas such as Barolo and Barbaresco. However, the historic wineries which typify this region use a relatively wide variety of grapes, including Dolcetto and Barbera for their red wines, which are typically aged and have a delightful velvety character. Piedmont isn't all about beautifully complex red wines, though, as it is also famed for high quality, elegant sparkling wines, notably the Asti wines made with the white Moscato grape. The region benefits from a range of terroirs which are often well expressed in the sparkling wines, and a wonderfully consistent climate ideal for vineyard cultivation.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.
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Varietal: Dolcetto

Wineries in Italy and many other countries in the world have longed admired the Dolcetto grape, a black skinned varietal responsible for many interesting and intensely flavored wines. Despite their name translating as 'little sweet one' in Italian, the wines produced from this varietal are almost always dry, and benefit from the strong tannins held in the dense skins of the fruit. Although this characteristic normally results in a full bodied wine, Dolcetto grapes generally are responsible for producing quite light wines as a result of their low acidity, yet are packed full of interesting flavors such as liquorice and prunes, black cherries and almonds which are a delight to the palate and make them a great match for strongly flavored and spicy foods.
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Situated in the north-western part of Italy, the region of Piedmont is known worldwide and is highly respected for the quality of the wines produced there. Many of the most successful sub-regions in Piedmont produce many of the world's finest red wines, such as those made from the excellent Nebbiolo grape varietal in areas such as Barolo and Barbaresco. However, the historic wineries which typify this region use a relatively wide variety of grapes, including Dolcetto and Barbera for their red wines, which are typically aged and have a delightful velvety character. Piedmont isn't all about beautifully complex red wines, though, as it is also famed for high quality, elegant sparkling wines, notably the Asti wines made with the white Moscato grape. The region benefits from a range of terroirs which are often well expressed in the sparkling wines, and a wonderfully consistent climate ideal for vineyard cultivation.
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For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.