Cavallotto’s single vineyard Dolcetto D’Alba Vigna Scot DOC 2016 hails from 2.3 hectares of 30 year-old vines located within Castiglione Falletto’s legendary Monprivato cru. These Dolcetto vines face east, meaning it is cooler and later ripening. On these great soils, the mature vines, low yields and traditional winemaking result in a layered, deep and remarkably serious Dolcetto. As always this is a Nebbiolo drinker’s Dolcetto and one that bats well above its station.
“The 2016 Dolcetto d’Alba Vigna Scot reveals a thick and darkly concentrated appearance. The bouquet is layered and rich with dark fruit, spice, pipe tobacco and pressed rose. Fruit comes from a two-hectare parcel and the wine is made with submerged cap in tanks with punch downs for three days. It is aged in large oak casks for six months.” 90 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate #231