La Vecchia Posta "Teraforta" Dolcetto Colli Tortonesi 2019Regular price $21.00 Save $-21.00
La Vecchia Posta is a small—just 3-hectare-large—farm tucked into the Tortonesi Hills in the Piedmontese province of Alessandria. A family-run operation, they have been working organically for the past 27 years, as well as hand-harvesting and, more recently, vinifying without sulfites. The Teraforta vineyard is located 400 meters above sea level, with dense, clay-rich soils that are particularly well-suited to Dolcetto. With just 6 days of skin maceration, and 6 months of aging in stainless steel prior to bottling, this is a decidedly young and fresh wine—meant for immediate consumption and enjoyment.
A bright and candied cherry flavor greets the nose upon pouring a glass. On the palate, however, that fruit is tightly reigned in by the wine’s tannin and a bolt of acidity. Spiced notes of mace and cinnamon mingle amongst a tart, cranberry-like fruit. A remarkably refreshing expression of Dolcetto, there is a thirst-quenching character here that one might not expect.