Elio Altare 2021 Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

Elio Altare 2021 Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

Item Number: 17633

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 100% Dolcetto
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous with sand
Case Production: 1,500

Location: La Morra
Vine Age: 20 to 40 years old

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are harvested by hand. They macerate with their skins at a controlled temperature in rotary fermenters for 2-4 days. The wine ages for 10 months in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation occurs naturally with indigenous yeast as does the malolactic fermentation. The wine is not fined, filtered, or clarified. No substances that could modify the color or the structure of the wine is ever used.

Tasting Notes: The Elio Altare Dolcetto is dry but soft with delicate tannins. Enjoy a full taste of red and black cherries. In Italy, it is considered an excellent everyday wine. Try serving slightly chilled during summer for an easy drinking experience.

Pairing Notes: Antipasto, pasta course, white meat, light cheese, salami, pizza, panini


  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (12/6/2022)

    The 2021 Dolcetto d'Alba is all class. Juicy dark plums, cloves, licorice and lavender are front and center. This succulent, racy Dolcetto is an absolute delight. I especially like the energy here. Dolcetto is once again a real highlight in 2021.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (3/31/2023)

    A charming, supple red, with enticing aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry and violet. Expressive and on the elegant side, with a lingering aftertaste of berries. Drink now through 2026.