The grapes are grown on our own vineyard with a ‘hands-on’ passion and a mind for environmental excellence and quality. We aim to meet the old adage that great fruit makes great wine. A combination of Hunter tradition and daring innovation with alternative varieties makes Catherine Vale a shining star and a must-do on your wine agenda.
Dolcetto translates to “little sweet one” and is a popular variety in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is recorded as early as 1593 and in 1700 was given as a gift to King George II of England. The variety has been grown in Australia since 1867. The wines are medium bodied and go well with spicy Asian and Mediterranean foods. It can be lightly chilled and enjoyed as a summer red. This wine is named after Bill’s mother Gabrielle Lawson.
Delicate smoky almond and earthy aromas.
Soft mouth entry and acidity herald rich mid-palate fruit with fine tannins and a dry finish.