Dolcetto d'Acqui "Il Commensale," Paolo Pizzorni
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Dolcetto d'Acqui "Il Commensale," Paolo Pizzorni - 2018

Item # 27561 750mL
$11.96/ Single Bottle
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$143.52 $129.17/ Case of 12
Grape Variety

Production Methods



Practicing Organic

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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Staff Pick Notes

Ever eaten a violet? Yeah, neither have I. But if ever you're in the mood, the Dolcetto d'Acqui "Il Commensale," 2015 by Paolo Pizzorni will take you on a floral excursion that will catch you by surprise! The wine starts with silky black fruits on the front palate, then blossoms into a gorgeous array of sensual lavender and violet notes, and finally finishes with a pleasantly concise underbrush of boysenberry. This wine will harmonize with everything from your favorite Williamsburg pizza (one of my faves) to root veggies and beans! Versatility, modest complexity and dexterity at THIS price point?? Yeah, cheat code activated!


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


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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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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