Mauro Veglio Dolcetto D’Alba 2006
Dolcetto is an underappreciate grape. Grown in the northwest Piemonte region of Italy, it is often forgotten, with Barolo and Barbaresco stealing the show. However, Dolcetto is a supremely food friendly wine that should not be overlooked, especially with the right pairing.
This Dolcetto was extremely small production (350 cases) and boasted a nose of light red berries and earth. The palate expanded the earthy component, which was quite rich, to add mushroomy flavours. Not at all tannic, this was very structured, with a tight acidity that paired perfectly with a Bechemel, morrel, prosciutto linguine. With such a fantastically smooth texture in the mouth and such potential for food pairing, this particlar Dolcetto outshines other solid examples of the grape. A very very strong expression. Not having a picture of the bottle, I opted for one of the grape itself. If you haven’t yet had a Dolcetto, it is worth checking one out.
Very Good+ to Excellent (with proper pairing)
~$38 at Steamworks Liquor Store
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