2010 Brovia, Dolcetto D’ Alba DOC, Vignavillej, Piedmonte, Italy.
This serious and stylish Dolcetto is a go to red for pleasing a whole table of hungry people, everyone can enjoy it, but it has class enough to interest the snobby crowd as well, Brovia is a top notch producer and this Dolcetto comes from the heart of the Barolo zone in Alba. The Brovia Baroli and even their Barbera are world class reds, but their Arneis (white) and Dolcetto should not be missed, this 2010 Dolcetto is a first rate wine with good detail and focus. The nose starts with crushed flowers, roasted herbs and dark currants, leading to a lively palate of blackberry, plum and cherry fruits with tangy acidity, hints of mineral, fennel and red peach, and a bright and smooth finish. This made for food red pairs great with rustic fare, pizza and almost anything you decide to put on the table, especially cured meats, stews and sausages. While medium bodied and easy, this really is well crafted and classy wine that does not disappoint, and though it is not the cheapest Dolcetto around it might be one of the best year in and year out and it will certainly bring out your inner Italian.
($24 Est.) 91+ Points, grapelive
avail at www.sfwtc.com ($19.95)