2022 Altre Vie Dolcetto d’ Alba ‘Anfora’

2022 Altre Vie Dolcetto d’ Alba ‘Anfora’

2022 Altre Vie Dolcetto d’ Alba ‘Anfora’

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This organic and biodynamic wine comes from famous Italian winemakers, GianLuca Colombo & Federico Scarzello. Their focus is on expressing the terroir unique to the vineyards of Piedmont — not hiding it behind extensive use of new oak or additions or removals of any kind.

The wine is fermented in clay amphorae (hence the name ‘Anfora’) and aged in neutral French oak so as to not impart any flavors of vanilla, toast, or baking spices, or to tame the natural grape tannins.

Tasting Notes mint, cherry, dried violets and flower petals, pomegranate and mineral laden
Variety Dolcetto d’Alba
Region Alba DOC, Piedmont, Italy
Volume 750ml
Alcohol Volume 13%



Federico Scarzello is the third generation to make wine at his family’s estate in Barolo, taking over in 2001. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, and has been tipped as one of Barolo’s rising stars for his respect for traditional winemaking combined with an utter dedication to quality.

Winemaking at Scarzello is very much in the tradtional style. Fermentations are long – in some vintages over 50 days on the skins – and the wines are given extended ageing in large old oak casks and bottle. In practice, this means that Scarzello wines are released a year or so later than others. The wines display texture and finesse, and a subtle power that demands attention.

Gian Luca Colombo

His wines are bornin Langa, with respect for the environmentand the purity of the varietal.The challenge is being able to put the unique characteristics of the grape, territory, vintage into the bottle. This is done with no clarifying, filtering or tricks but done with an important but never prevalent aging.More than “producing” wines, I interpret the vineyards, trying to transfer what they have to say without censoring them. I am not interested in making wines that everybody likes but prefer building close relationships with those who appreciate their worth.

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