The Dolcetto grape is a dark-skinned variety native to the Piemonte area. It tends to produce soft, juicy easy-drinking wines, a bit like Beaujolais. At Il Falchetto the grapes are picked by hand and kept unoaked to highlight the vibrant fruit flavours. However, as you might expect, there is more class and structure here than in many wines from Alba. It has lovely perfumed aromas and good structure to support the ripe, red fruit flavours with damson and red cherry to the fore. A most enjoyable wine!
This is a wine to drink on its own, with cheese and cooked meats or even poultry if lightly chilled.
Tenuta Il Falchetto
We are delighted to be offering the wines of Il Falchetto, from Santo Stefano Belbo in Piemonte. The estate is east of Alba close to the border of the Langhe and Monferrato regions. It is owned by the Forno family, whose long history here began in the mid-1600’s. For the last four generations they have been a family of winegrowers and winemakers, devoted to the vine and to wine. Pietro Forno began producing Moscato in 1940 and at the end of the 70s Pietro passed the reins to his children Natalino and Luigi, who renewed the cellar and invested in new equipment. They worked hard improving and honing techniques, always with the maximum respect for tradition and their land.
Today the Il Falchetto Estate is proudly managed by brothers Giorgio, Fabrizio and Adriano Forno and includes vineyards in both Cuneo and Asti provinces, in which nine different varieties are cultivated, though the focus and highlight is their world class Barbera. The philosophy is to produce only top quality wines that respect and express the very best that each individual vineyard can produce.
For more details of this beautiful estate visist: www.ilfalchetto.com/en/
Prices shown include VAT. VAT at the current rate and delivery if applicable will be added at the checkout.
- Next day delivery
- No minimum order
- Pick up from cellar
- Grape Dolcetto
- Region Northern Italy
- Vintage 2019
- ABV 12.50%
- Bottle Size 75cl
- Closure Cork
- In Cellar Yes