Price: $29.00 Region: Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
Our featured wine this week is the 2007 Conterno Fantino Dolcetto d’Alba.
This is an outstanding wine produced from the slightly obscure Dolcetto grape from the province of Piedmont, Italy. Piedmont is most famous for the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco, which often require 10 years of aging or more to show their true potential (and also generally cost a pretty penny). Dolcetto translates to “the litte sweet one” and is a bit of an underdog. This wine from Conterno Fantino is consistantly one of the best examples and best values of this wine.
2007 was a solid vintage in Piemonte and this wine bursts from the glass with aromas of black cherry, dark berry, spice and gloral notes. It is medium+ bodied with great acidity and glides across the palate as the notes of rich dark fruit, spice and mineral from the nose follow through.
Grab a couple of friends, some hard cheeses and cured meats and take your palate on a trip to pleasuretown.