Dolcetto Barossa Limestone South Australia
Grant Burge knows the Barossa well, a long history working with the region's finest growers ensures that his team can access the choicest fruit to create the most desirable wines. Enter Dolcetto, one of the most exciting and flavourful Italian varietals. Dolcetto makes luscious, chewy wines with characteristic black cherry, prune and licorice flavours. Grant Burge fine tunes Dolcetto to a wonderful contemporary styling, a pleasantly petulant light red that's irresistible when served chilled alongside salt and pepper squid, pizza and tapas or Al fresco.
Dolcetto is sourced from good vineyards in the Barossa and Limestone Coast. Grant Burge include only those parcels which can best display the engaging varietal characteristics of the Dolcetto grape to create a wine that's refreshingly fruit driven yet appealingly complex and well balanced. Bunches are destemmed and lightly crushed to retain primary fruit flavours, components are kept separate throughout the winemaking process. Juices are vinified at 20�C to retain vibrant fruit flavours, the fermentations are stopped early to retain natural sweetness. Upon completion the wine is immediately bottled in order to retain carbon dioxide, a natural by product of the fermentation, to be slightly frizzante.
Vibrant red with purple hues, a reflection of the bright fruit characters indicative of the style. Aromas of black cherries and red liquorice leap from the glass and follow through on to the palate, supported by plum and sweet spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. This fresh, lively and dangerously easy to drink Dolcetto is slightly sweet, but with enough fine grape tannins for balance and to deliver a refreshing finish. Best served slightly chilled as an aperitif or matched with spicy cuisine.