Diego & Damiano Barale Dolcetto 2020
Fruit entirely sourced from San Giovanni. Raised in stainless steel and bottled after 6-8 months.
I've seen plenty of 2020 Dolcetto and Barbera so far and the early reputation of the vintage is on full show. This is another superb example, bright and crunchy blue and red fruits and red petals highlight the joy of this variety. Vibrant and lifted and then repeated on the palate with a nice plushness and a drag of buffering tannin. The variety doesn't make you stop in your tracks for profundity but it does for sheer exuberance and this example is one of the best you'll see. I tasted this over two days, the second day at breakfast time and it's hard to spit out such is the allure of the red and blue fruits, easy structure and general deliciousness. MICHAEL MCNAMARA, PWS2019DolcettoItaly457$34.00 As low as $30.60