Tasting Notes

It’s still deep and powerful for a Dolcetto, though not as thick and rolling as the warmer 2017 vintage. Loads of spice, perfume, new leather and sage, dark cherry, maybe liquorice. It’s just over medium-bodied, with crunch of boysenberry and cranberry, grip from chamois-like tannin, and a long and focussed finish. I think it will cellar very well. 94+pts Gary Walsh - Winefront The 2018 Dolcetto d'Alba Coste & Fossati is a gorgeous wine. Usually, the Coste & Fossati is a richer, bigger wine; the 2018, on the other hand, offers lovely mid-palate depth, but in a restrained, perfumed style that is hugely appealing. Dark red cherry, red plum, chocolate, licorice and spice all flesh out in this delicious and inviting Dolcetto from the Vajra family. The 2018 marks the second vintage of the return to submerged cap maceration, an approach the Vajra family used up until the late 1980s. 92pts Drink 2020-2028 Antonio Galloni