2011 Dolcetto d’Alba from Vietti

Dolcetta, medium body, bright red, fruit forward wine with 13.5% ABV
Dolcetta, medium body, bright red, fruit forward wine with 13.5% ABV
2011 Vietti Dolcetto d'Alba
2011 Vietti Dolcetto d’Alba

I should be studying as I have several exams coming up, but we opened this bottle to experience the dolcetto grape tonight and I wanted to share.  Recently the new grape varieties we have been tasting have been very tannic – this wine is wonderfully balanced right from opening.  Inviting dark cherry and berry aromas continue on the palate with a balance of acid and tannins, medium body, bright candy-apple red, and 13.5% ABV.  It was a simple-dinner night, so we had lots of cheeses and some meats to pair it with – our favorite bread, rye, didn’t do this wine any favors, but the majority of the proteins were fantastic.   Dolma were my favorite, a bite and a sip, repeat… ever so nice.

Have you had this wine? this grape? Hoping you will share with me your experiences!

Ok, back to the books for me, cheers!

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