Luigi Vico Langhe Dolcetto 'De Dulcis in Fundo' DOC 12pk 2018
Luigi Vico’s wines come from his family-heirloom vineyard in Serralunga. With his ancestors having farmed the site, providing fruit for other estates since the early 1900s, Luigi decided to return to making wines under the Vico name. Assisted by famed neighbour, Davide Rosso, these wines are classic, yet precise and approachable. They are both new and entirely timeless. These bottlings have been a joy to discover.
“Although this is indeed the first vintage of Luigi Vico’s Barolo, this is no ordinary debut: It draws on family-heirloom vineyards in the heart of Serralunga and enlists superstar Davide Rosso to help bring it to the world in grand (and traditional) style.”
David Lynch, Sommelier & Editorial Director, Somm Select
Luigi Vico Langhe Dolcetto 'De Dulcis in Fundo' DOC 2018
No retiring violet of a Dolcetto here with this a very serious version from an often undervalued grape variety. It opens with a deep colour backed by compact and concentrated aromas of tar, blackberry and meaty fruits supported by old oak with nice touches of animal fur complexity. It is followed by a juicy and powerful palate – sweet dark cherry and earthy fruits underpinned by mouth coating tannins that support some quite serious length. It’s still probably best enjoyed as a youngster but feel free to match it up with richer dishes, such as beef ragout.
Rating: 92 Points
Source: Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot