Transparent, deep violet-red.
The current vintage of Dolcetto d'Alba, from Chiara Boschis & E. Pira & Figli, is freshly bottled and comes across as slightly wild and completely impetuous on the nose. First, aromas of forest undergrowth, leather and damp, dark soil present themselves, before the rich fruit bouquet comes to the fore after extensive breathing. There are hints of sour cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants. Mediterranean herbal nuances such as rosemary, thyme, juniper and wild sage also resonate, underpinning its invigorating, youthful character.
On the palate, it appears well-formed and fruity. Its acidic structure makes it pleasantly lively and the tannins are smooth and ripe. It tempts you to enjoy a glass or two more - an excellent companion to spicy dishes and Italian cuisine in general.
Alternatives to food recommendations
Baked aubergines with sun-dried tomatoes and burrata, tossed in garlicky olive oil.
Veal ravioli topped with crispy Parma ham and accompanied by a creamy sage risotto.
Grilled provolone cheese served on toasted foccacia, topped with fresh figs and sprigs of rosemary.
Chiara Boschis - E.Pira & Figli
Az. Agricola E. Pira & Figli, Via Vittorio Veneto 1, 12060 Barolo / Italy, Organic Certificate: IT BIO 007