Impressive Results!

Cascina Pugnane Dolcetto d’Alba 2017

Showing the variety some serious respect, the brothers Ghisolfi planted 6 rows of Dolcetto next to their Barolo plantings in Bussia, Monforte.

This is an excellent rendition of Dolcetto. Fresh, vibrant and together. Just the right amount of structure to wrap excellent fruit. A juice line of acid matches fresh cherries hints of spice and little earthiness. This is a class act.

Would be a nice entrée to Cascina Pugnane’s Barolo Pugnane from 2013!

$37ea in any 3+, $35ea in any 6+
$39.00

In stock

Why is this Wine so Yummy?

About Cascina Pugnane

Brothers Enzo and Ivo Ghisolfi resumed farming in 1998 after a period of about 40 years in which the vines had been entrusted to third parties for processing with sharecropping and lease contracts.

Azienda Agricola Cascina Pugnane dei f.lli Ghisolfi is situated on a hill where the Municipalities of Barolo, Monforte and Castiglione Falletto meet, in the heart of the Barolo area on the hill of Pugnane. Basically, the Golden Triangle of Barolo!

During the first half of the last century, under the guidance of grandfather Pietro, 5 hectares of vines were owned in the prized Bussia area and a smaller amount in the lee of Barolo Municipality. The hill of Pugnane was bought in this period, shortly before the Second World War and has been one of the properties for almost 70 years. All varieties that currently completely cover the hill were planted directly by the family. Since the time of the Romans, the hill of Pugnane has been the focus of attention because of its particularly favourable position from a geographic and environmental point of view. Historical documents attribute the name to Roman etymology (pugnare = fight) and certify the existence on such a hill of a small defence structure for the Roman army.

94 Points

One of those perfect day time drinkers, chewy in texture, ultra fresh in acidity, dark fruits but a slurpiness and general drinkability that speaks of easy charm. A web of tannins elevate the wine, as does brisk acidity. Perfume is dark cherry, fennel, pepper, flavours similar too. It feels very serious, darker and more savoury than most who play with this variety.

Mike Bennie

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Azienda Agricola Cascina Pugnane, Via Pugnane, Castiglione Falletto, Province of Cuneo, Italy

Italy

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Piedmont

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Barolo

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Monforte d'Alba

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Bussia

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