Charming, juicy, fragrant.
From Stag's Hollow's estate Shuttleworth Vineyard, the Dolcetto grapes were foot stomped, and then sealed up for 5 days of cold maceration. After the cold soak, the bins were pressed directly into a concrete tank (full solids) and inoculated with a selected yeast. Once the primary ferment finished, the wine was racked off of its lees, into stainless steel, where it was stabilized, filtered and finally bottled.
This Dolcetto (an Italian variety that means: little sweet one) is charming but by no means sweet--it's a vibrant ruby red wine that needs food.
Chill and pour to discover notes of sour cherry and ruby red berries, bacon fat, wild herbs, tomato leaf, fine spice and tea. It's a dry wine with notable firmness and snappy tart red fruit flavours layered with spice and tea. Lively and textural.
Youthful and fresh--pair with pizza, fatty fish, pork belly, cheese and charcuterie, Lebanese dishes, beet and goat cheese salad.
Junk Food, Fast Food & Snacks, Good First Impressions, Italian Food, Cheese - Soft/Creamy, Tomatoes and Tomato Sauces
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2022-09-12 14:35:53.0