2019 Poderi Oddero Dolcetto d'Alba Piedmont Italy
Another textbook example of Langa wine from the Oddero family, this Dolcetto comes from two older vineyards, in La Morra and Castiglione Falletto. Fermentation and aging take place in the usual stainless steel tanks, which give us pure Dolcetto fruit and structure with no winemaking trickery. Deep purplish red color; aroma and flavor of blueberry, black plum, and tealeaves; chewy mid-weight red that complements all kinds of heartier foods. Barolo winemakers drink a lot of Dolcetto, and I do too.