To welcome the new year 2013 in a proper way I’ve decided to taste the Dogliani D.o.c.g. 2006 San Bernardo from the Bricco del Cucù wine farm, of Sciolla Dario in Bastia (Mondovì – Cn), a piedmontese delicious red wine with a really good structure and intensity of aromas which make it able to compete with the finest aged wines like Barolo and Barbaresco.
Dogliani San Bernardo is produced in purity (only using Dolcetto grapes) and has to be aged in wooden barrels for 18months and other 5 years in bottles. It has a very good longevity and general structure due to its special soil, rich of mineral and calcareous substances that bring body and freshness at the same time.
Here, sapidity, alcohol and tannins are very well balanced.
Of an intense red ruby colour with purple nuances, it runs thick in the glass showing its “tears”, due to the level of alcohol inside.
Its perfumes are wide and complex, they remind of black mature fruit such as plum and blackberry and presents delicate spicy and grassy notes.
The taste is dry (not sweet as the name suggests, Dolcetto from “dolce”=sweet), warm (14degrees) and full bodied. The sapidity is very pleasant and balance the strong tannic note. From the aging in barrels it gets spicy like green pepper and cloves which give it softness.
Very good and long the percistence.
Without any doubts, combine this good Dogliani with fresh pastas with meat sauce, fresh noodles with ragù, gnocchi with cheese etc…o main dishes based on red meat, wild boar or game in general like roasts and stews or simply, serve it with well aged cold cuts and cheese.
Let’s tasting it, after a proper decantation (of about two hours) in ts right “bordeaux” glass at the middle temperature of 18-20degrees.
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