Dolcetto Dosset, Mitchell Sokolin
Mitch is a native New Yorker who has travelled the world making wines after a career as a sommelier in San Francisco. He now has projects in Spain, Georgia, Australia and Italy. Regarding Italy, he lamented Italians distaste or mistrust of Dolcetto. His inspiration for this wine is Vajra, Bondonio, Chionetti & Abonna who make far more lifted and fragrant versions of Dolcetto. This is an outsiders perspective of something simple, given complexity through nuance.
Producer Mitchell Sokolin
Viticulture & Winemaking From the Bricco Chiesa Vineyard in Dogliani. North facing. Hot year but picked earlier than his peers. Grapes are hand harvested and 30% whole bunch maceration. The fermentation is on indigenous yeasts with no addition of anything but a touch of SO2 at bottling.
Region Dolcetto D'Alba DOC, Piedmont, Italy
Tasting Notes Earthy and smoky, with pepper, cocoa and violet. Blackberry and red plum, absolutely brilliant.