Aldo Clerico - 'Dogliani' - Dolcetto - Piemonte, IT - 2020
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Aldo Clerico is such a good winemaker. Turns out he's also a truffle hunter a farmer, and a generally nice guy! I happened to go to his wedding back in 2012 and ... well we drank a lot of really great Barolo!
This is a very serious dolcetto with true heart - made with a nod to Aldo's more serious wines. It's a lunch wine that is happy on the meatiest of tables. Tuesday night or Party night, doesn't matter - this wine just rocks.
"Dogliani is known as the area which produces the best dolcettos in the world. This expressive structured yet easy-to-drink red wine has purple color, and floral bouquet with red plum notes. On the palate, this dolcetto opens pleasantly with notable tannins that are, however, not overpowering. It finishes with light almond notes.
It can be enjoyed just after bottling, yet it can better itself after a bit of aging in bottle."
Aldo Clerico grew up right in the heart of Barolo country, amidst his family’s vineyards in Monforte d’Alba.
After graduating from college and starting to work as an accountant, he had an epiphany moment in 2004 when he decided to** go back to his roots and become a wine maker . ** After all, he has** Barolo ‘in his blood’,** ** since from grandfather, to father, to son, Aldo is the *third generation of grape growers in his family’s 6 hectare vineyard propery. *
As a **vigneron and wine maker, the knowledge and innate *passion *he has for making Langhe territory wines *shines through when tasting his wines, *which are great tasting, age-worthy fine wines that are good-bodied, fruity, velvety, and of undisputed quality. His wines reflect also an ideal terrior, from soil composition, to midday exposure of the vineyards and an ideal micro climate.
Despite his passion for wine and his territory, his family is number one is in his life, collaborating with his wife, Valentina, from the well known Coterno family, and with two young daughters keeping them both busy. As a result, he wishes to ‘stay small’ making 40,000 bottles / year.