Dolcetto is a red grape variety originally grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, mainly in small villages in the province of Cuneo. Dolcetto means "little sweet one" in Italian, though is almost always made in a dry style of wine. Traditionally, Dolcetto is made without any oak influence to retain its fruity, light style and is usually enjoyed within a year or two of bottling. At Moon Curser, we follow this old-world style and do not use oak at all, thus allowing the varietal expression to lead. We first planted Dolcetto in 2013 and have been delighted with the results. To the best of our knowledge, Moon Curser is one of only two wineries producing Dolcetto in British Columbia.
We honor the traditional way of making Dolcetto without any oak influence in order to showcase the fresh and fruit driven flavour profile. The 2020 vintage of this wine has actually benefited from the low fruit yields seen in both 2019 and 2020 growing seasons. The 2020 Dolcetto is a medium-bodied red wine with a deep purple colour, bursting with intense aromas of plum, dark chocolate and ripe strawberries on the nose. Flavours of stewed raspberries and strawberries intertwine with a welcome tannin structure and bright acidity that bring this wine to life. A rich, dense texture and a long, warm finish close the deal on this showstopper of a Dolcetto. This is a fantastic food AND fireplace wine! Meant to be enjoyed at a young age, this wine is best consumed over the next three years.
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