The first bottling of Bricco del Drago was in 1969 and was also the beginning, what the Poderi Colla family called "super table wine." Mostly Dolcetto, the winery, chose to add some Nebbiolo (15%) to give the wine more finesse and elegant characteristics while retaining the body Dolcetto. This wine is also aged in wood, not tank, which provides it with another element of complexity and a more satisfying structure. The Bricco del Drago is surprisingly age-worthy but can be enjoyed throughout in any aspect of its life and is a perfect melding of two Piedmonte grapes. This wine tends to be very deep with spices and berries that can be mulled over timelessly. We tasted this wine while visiting the property last year. The Bricco del Drago is the family's favorite wine made at their estate. And this wine became to be our favorite Dolcetto that we tasted during our time abroad. The gorgeous fruit of the 2015 vintage, coupled with their classic wine-making style, produced this fantastic bottle! This wine has just landed, so we did open another bottle to make sure our previous tasting notes were validated, and we are happy to say we like it now even better!