2019 Ca del Baio Dolcetto d’Alba Lodoli
For us, this “very Piedmontese” wine encapsulates the simple pleasures of everyday life.
Denomination: Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Grape-variety: 100% Dolcetto
Planting of vineyards: 1961
Type of soil: calcareous clay of medium consistency
Position: facing east, south-west, west
Harvest: towards mid-September
Color ruby red with purplish highlights; nose intense and vinous, with delicate fruity overtones reminiscent of cherries, wild strawberries and blackberries; taste dry, with good balance and acidity, and a nicely almondy finish.
A wine that can be easily matched with everyday fare, from Italian-style pasta to roast poultry and fries; perfect at any time of day with a snack of cheese and cold meats.
Serving temperature: 16°C
Though generally enjoyed young from as soon as the spring following the vintage, it will stay fragrant for up to 2-4 years. Cellaring recommended with the bottle lying down in the dark at a constant temperature.