Dolcetto d'Acqui "Il Commensale," Paolo Pizzorni
Organic

Dolcetto d'Acqui "Il Commensale," Paolo Pizzorni - 2020

Item # 27561 750mL
$11.96/ Single Bottle
$143.52 $129.17/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

Ruby in the glass, this soft, violet Dolcetto pleases with small plums and a vinous, ripe bouquet. A bitter almond finish makes this more complex and food-friendly. Serve with pizza and sausages any night of the week. The terroir for this wine is interesting--mostly calcareous layered with clay, rendering a wine that's more acid-driven with a zippy, fresh finish.


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About the Producer

Paolo Pizzorni Piedmont, Italy The "Paolo Pizzorni Vini" firm was created at the beginning of the New Millennium and it carries on the job which Paolo's grandparents had started in 1929. Paolo's great-grandfather Calein bought his first parcel of land which he tilled with dedication. Later on he started producing wines which crossed the Piedmont border and pushed through Liguria, Lombardy and...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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Dolcetto

A red grape variety grown in Piedmont and nearly nowhere else. Dolcetto-based wines are not sweet, as many people might surmise on hearing the name; the Piedmontese declared it "dolce" only because it is lower in acid than the wines they're used to. Dolcettos are usually meant to be enjoyed young. Some of the best ones come from the area around the town of Alba.


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