The great traditionalist estate of Francesco Rinaldi e Figli is one of the greatest names in Piemonte. Located in the town of Barolo itself, the domaine of Francesco Rinaldi was founded in 1870, when Giovanni Battista Rinaldi, the father of Francesco Rinaldi, inherited a vineyard and house in Barolo, inducing him to leave behind his work with the very large Mirafiore estate and set out on his own. Francesco's brother, Giuseppe Rinaldi, was the great grandfather of Carlotta and Marta Rinaldi (the sisters currently running the Giuseppe Rinaldi winery). Francesco Rinaldi e Figli is upholding the unique, traditional style of Barolo that has been championed by other great names in Piemonte, such as Bartolo Mascarello and Bruno Giacosa.
Francesco Rinaldi e Figli’s entire lineup of wines up and down the quality hierarchy are made with the same painstaking care and commitment to excellence. Their Dolcetto d'Alba receives as much tender love and care as their single-vineyard Barolo riserva.
Their Dolcetto d’Alba “Roussot” is from vineyards located within the cru of Cannubi, which is made from the single greatest vineyard in the village of Barolo. Cannubi was the first vineyard name to be famous in the Barolo region, first showing up on a label in 1752.
Francesco Rinaldi e Figli Roussot Dolcetto d'Alba 2019 is no typical Dolcetto. It is more round, full-bodied and surprisingly serious. Dolcetto d’Alba is the “everyday” wine of Piedmont as the Nebbiolo based wines age in the cellar. This does not mean it should be disregarded, for in the hands of a masterful winery like Francesco Rinaldi e Figli it can truly be special.
Francesco Rinaldi e Figli Roussot Dolcetto d'Alba 2019
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90 pts Vinous
The 2019 Dolcetto d'Alba Roussot is a beautifully, classically austere wine that will appeal most to readers who appreciate traditionally made wines. Savory, earthy and spice nuances dominate, while primary fruit is pushed into the background. The 2019 is super attractive, but it also needs food to shine. Organically farmed.