Dolcetto d'Alba Superiore, Gigi Bianco
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Dolcetto d'Alba Superiore, Gigi Bianco - 2018

Item # 46875 750mL

A dry red wine that's a match for meaty pasta dishes or stuffed peppers.This is an extraordinary Dolcetto in that the vines are planted in prime Barbaresco territory. The wine was aged in older casks before bottling and is a robust example of Dolcetto.

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I’d like to dispel the theoretical adage that “what grows together goes together.” Obviously most stereotypes are true for a reason, but in the wine world I’m always a fan of pairing experiments & myth busting. Here are the results of my latest research: I recently went to an Austrian restaurant where the portions were huge & I drank beer with dinner. Needless to say boxes of food came home with me. I waffled between taking a wine from St. Emilion & this (delicious) Dolcetto to have with the leftovers. When in doubt, I will always choose Italian bottles & this was a WIN. The results of an earthy, velvety wine along with chicken paprika, spätzle and fried mushrooms did not disappoint. Maybe paprika isn't too common in Piemonte, but I'd pair this with Austrian food anytime.

- BLR

Glossary

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 notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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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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