Any time an importer does tastings in town we always try to get there to find something new. What a great way to try multiple wines with out blindly trying bottles. Recently the Rosenthal Wine Merchant rep was at Riverside Wine. Rosenthal is one of our favorite importers specializing in French, Italian and Spanish wines…..pretty much what we drink the most. After tasting many great wines I decided to grab a bottle of my favorite of the line up the Brovia Dolcetto D’Alba.
The wine is very dark purple in color with no translucency. It has a bold nose of dark fruit, initially I got blueberry but as the wine got air the dark cherry came out along with some licorice, light spice and leather. In the mouth the wine is big and bold with dark fruit notes and medium plus grippy tannins. You can definitely feel this wine which high in character with great stucture and really lingers in your mouth. I drank this bottle over the course of two evenings, a little air does it good, I would decant if I planned to drink the bottle in one evening.
Chatt Wine Rating (1-10) – 8
Region – Italy, Piedmont, D’Alba
Varietal – Dolcetto
Importer – Rosenthal Wine
Vineyard/Producer – Brovia
Purchased from – Riverside Wine