Italian Azelia Dolcetto d’Alba
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Dolcetto means ‘little sweet one’. It’s a black Italian grape grown widely grown in the Northern Italian Piedmont Region. The wine is NOT sweet. Easy growing, early ripening and grows well at higher elevations. This one is from the town of Albaand. The average age of the vines is 55 years. Single Family vineyard of 16 hectares and it’s average annual yield is about 80,000 bottles.
Soft and Fruity and very aromatic. Earthy flavours that go well with spiced meats.
At first, I thought I might be drinking a Barbera, but the flavours opened up much more than a Barbera, but seemed lower in acidity and slightly higher in tannins than the last Barbera we had.
The Goddess of Wine suggested we save this one for BIG lamb. So we did. Shanks. We waited till our current spell of great weather came to a halt with some grottyness. Long, slow cooking. Fully spiced, Mediterranean style/