Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Pecchenino San Luigi Dogliani Dolcetto, 2016

Dogliani is a charming little village just a few hills and valleys away from Barolo in the Piedmont area of Italy. When we visited the Piedmont in October of 2019, we spent an afternoon in Dogliani and had a delicious meal at a little bistro bustling with locals. The beverage of choice in Dogliano is not Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo d'Alba or even Barbera but rather Dolcetto. Winemakers there have found that the soil and climate is particularly favorable for Dolcetto. And this wine, produced from several vineyards in the vicinity of Dogliano, is a good representative of the appellation.

Beautiful bright ruby color. Enticing aromas of fresh red and black fruits, almonds and violets. More of the same on the palate. Black raspberries, Dolcetto skins and a pleasing bitter almond finish. Coats the mouth with fruit tannins (this bottling is aged for a year in stainless). The acidity keeps it lively and delicious. I want more of this wine.

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