Cavallotto Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Scot 2018
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Dolcetto d'Alba|
The cool vintage of 2018 gave us a Dolcetto Scot of complexity - unusual for this generally simple wine. Red and black plums, berries and spices emerge from the nose. On the palate, the wine has surprising depth and presence, with excellent ripe tannins and a bright, forceful finish highlighted with mineral notes. This one can sit for a few years, and will drink well until age 8-10. This wine finds its best matches at the table, with first courses of prosciutto, salami, Alba beef tartare and vitello tonnato. The wine is excellent with pizza and pasta, with second courses of red meat in general, but also with aged cheeses.
Floral and dark fruit aromas introduce this supple red, with intense, long flavors of black cherry and blueberry, showing a hint of chocolate. Firm tannins flex on the finish. Drink now through 2024.