($24) Bright, deep ruby-red. Deeper on the nose than the San Luigi, offering tight aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate and licorice; smells more important! Then bigger and richer in the mouth, with a pliant texture and excellent sweetness. Plenty of weight and presence here-and a lovely sugar/acid balance. Has the stuffing to support its fine tannins. Long on the aftertaste.
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
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With Barbera, Dolcetto is one of the two "everyday" wines of the Piedmont region in Italy. While the most favorable growing sites here are reserved for Barolo and Barbaresco, winemakers plant Dolcetto widely where the temperamental Nebbiolo grape doesn't thrive. As Dolcetto is not made to age, but rather intended for more immediate consumption... Read More »
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