2012 Francesco Boschis Vigna Dei Prey Dolcetto

Wine: "Colour: Deep ruby red. Nose: Concentrated, very intense, blackberry, blueberry. Flavour: Well-structured, soft, slightly tannic, pleasant acidity, long finish." - Importer Winery: ""A winery with a vocation for Dolcetto...What sets the wines from this lovely farm estate apart is their consistency, and on occasion rusticity, with intense, vigorously flavoursome fruit" - Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2010 In the little-visited township of Dogliani (located a few kilometers south of Barolo), Dolcetto is king. Nebbiolo is not suited to the terrain, and few choose the challenge of making a living from Dolcetto and Barbera alone. The Boschis family has been producing wine on their family property since 1919. Plantings are at 550 meters, about 200-300 meters higher than those in Barolo and Barbaresco, resulting in a powerfully enhanced bouquet; old vines (40-60 years) result in richly complex and ageworthy wines. The Dolcetto "Pianezzo" is a blend from different plots; a young, fresh and classic expression of Dogliani. There are two exceptional single-vineyard plantings: the "Sorí San Martino", an elegant, well-balanced wine from 50-year-old vines planted on chalky southeast-facing vineyards below the small church of San Martino; and the full-bodied and rich "Vigna dei Prey", from the 60-year-old vines of a southwest-facing vineyard with clayey soils ("about as great a Dolcetto as one could wish. 91 pts." (Parker on the 1998.))" - Importer [+]