Thick and opaque with colors of ruby red, this Dolcetto has smoked bacon, cassis and red cherry licorice on the nose.
On the palate a cherry cream pie, with specks of vanilla and white pepper, then notes of root beer, dark fruits, near perfect acidity and healthy chalky tannins.
The 2006 Dogliani Siri d'Jermu (Dolcetto), which gets the full treatment of malolactic fermentation and 6 months of aging on its lees, is an especially structured wine loaded with layers of ripe dark fruit on a sumptuous, richly-textured frame. Beginning with the 2005 vintage, Siri d'Jermu qualifies for the newly-created Dogliani DOCG which producers can use for their high-end Dolcettos. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012. Brothers Orlando and Attilio Pecchenino run this small property in Dogliani, where they make some of the most powerful, intense wines readers are likely to come across.
Antonio Galloni of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An elegant Dolcetto from a selection of Pecchenino's oldest vines, this binds juicy blueberry and and cherry flavors with chalky tannins, a structure that brings focus and length to the wine. It gains depth with air, emphasizing refinement over richness. Impressively concentrated, it will benefit from 3-4 years' cellar time.
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