Friday, February 6, 2009

Via Collina Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba 2007

Dolcetto is a red grape planted widely in Piedmont, Italy. It seems to be last in the pecking order, behind Barbera and Nebbiolo (of Barolo and Barbaresco fame) , and its wine is perceived as an early drinking pizza and pasta wine.

You don't see too much of this wine in the UK, and being of a huge fan of other Piedmontese reds, I was keen to try it.

I can't say I was overly keen on it. It has a nice, perfumed nose and is fairly light bodied, not much to it in fact. It went OK with whatever we were eating, which was something with tomato sauce. It was OK, but you can find decent Barbera at this price as well, and going on this example (which may be unfair), I'd prefer that.

Via Collina
Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba 2007
Piedmont, Italy
£5.49 (£6.99)

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