Marcarini Boschi di Berri Dolcetto d&

Marcarini Boschi di Berri Dolcetto d'Alba 2018
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 91]

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About the Winery: 

Poderi Marcarini can trace its roots back to in the mid-1800s, when Giuseppe Tarditi established his winery in La Morra, in the heart of the village. Since 1990, it has been owned and managed by Manuel Marchetti, widower to Giuseppe's great, great, granddaughter, the late Luisa Bava. Just recently, 6th generation Elisa joined the winery after completing her degree in viticulture and enology.

The estate was one of the very first in the area to designate single vineyards on its labels, as early as 1950 - specifically their two celebrated, contiguous crus, Brunate and La Serra. The Nebbiolo grapes for these Baroli are grown within the estate's original nucleus, high on the rolling terroir of La Morra. The La Serra is perfumed, breezy and ethereal, with incense and notes of dried grass while the Brunate is more muscular, brooding and intense, and far more demanding and complex in its youth.

Notes from the Winemaker:

A truly unique Dolcetto d’Alba. Its grapes come from a century-old vineyard that was saved from the phylloxera disease thanks to the partially sandy soil Boschi di Berriand particular microclimate. Thus we find here an emblematic and rare example of vines that are not spliced with American roots.


Tasting Notes

In the glass, this Dolcetto “Boschi di Berri” presents a magnificent, intense ruby-red color with reflections which vary between fuchsia and violet. The bouquet recalls violets and raspberries and is quite intense and persistent. The warm and nearly velvety taste offers enjoyable sensations of ripe cherries and currants. The structure, harmony and persistence remind us of the traditional late-19th century Dolcetto. Extraordinary emotions are revived at every vintage, and in particular at the moment of the first tasting. This important wine is well accompanied by cold and warm hors d’oeuvres as well as by pasta dishes, roasts, white meat and fresh cheeses. It ages well in the bottle for several years. We recommend a large-bowl wine glass with long stem.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - James Suckling:
"A rich, flavorful dolcetto with ripe-cherry and orange-peel aromas and flavors. Medium body. Light, polished tannins give the wine a creamy texture. Drink now." (Jul 2020)

Wine Spectator:
"Light balsamic aromas and flavors of rosemary and Scotch broom mingle with strawberry and cherry notes in this light-bodied red. It finishes firm and mouthwatering. Drink now through 2024. 400 cases imported." - BS (web only 2021)