2016 Fransceso Rinaldi Dolcetto Roussot

2016 Fransceso Rinaldi Dolcetto Roussot

90 Points John Caro
2016 Fransceso Rinaldi Dolcetto Roussot
90 Points John Caro

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A vibrant, fresh and fruity red from a top Piedmont producer. This strikes a lovely classical balance between fruit that's bright and pretty yet refined, with a light body (12.50%) keeping the wine nicely on its feet. Rinaldi is a deeply traditional producer with high vineyard standards like his famous cousin, Guiseppe Rinaldi, just at much lower prices. We discovered him thanks to inside information from Piedmont and have begun importing. A total gem of true local style, give this one a go.

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$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle




Its Origins

The great traditionalist estate of Francesco Rinaldi e Figli is one of the greatest names in Piemonte. Located in the town of Barolo itself, the domaine of Francesco Rinaldi has a long and illustrious history in the region. Founded in 1870, when Francesco Rinaldi inherited a vineyard and house in Barolo, inducing him to leave behind his work with the very large Mirafiore estate and set out on his own. His family at that time also had ties to the then greatest estate in the Barolo region, Barale-Rinaldi. Francesco was the cousin of Giuseppe Rinaldi, and together these two superb family wineries have marched down through time side by side, both upholding the unique, traditional style of Barolo that has also been championed by other great names in Piemonte, such as Bartolo Mascarello and Bruno Giacosa. One hundred and thirty years later, much of the same techniques are still used in the Francesco Rinaldi cellars to produce some of Barolo’s greatest wines. The current head of the family estate is the spry, nearly 90-year old Luciano Rinaldi, who took over the reigns of the family winery all the way back in 1941. Today he is ably assisted by his nieces, Paola & Piera Rinaldi, and they continue to make beautiful wines within the great traditions of Barolo, with no new oak, long macerations and long aging in large Slavonian oak botti prior to bottling. In fact, about the only thing that has changed here is that Luciano no longer crushes the grapes by foot himself, as a new press is one of the only nods to modernity in these great old cellars.

What The Critics Say

90/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (2015 vintage)

"The 2015 Dolcetto d'Alba Roussot is a powerful, old-school wine that will delight readers with classically leaning palates. The interplay of intense, rich 2015 fruit and the structural underpinnings that are typical of Dolcetto add up to a delicious and compelling wine from one of Barolo's old guard families. This is a strong showing from Francesco Rinaldi."

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This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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