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Stan’s Wine Pick: Wine Spectator 90 points for Dolcetto di Dogliani from Piedmont, Italy

Now that it’s warming back up here in Central Texas, why not try a lighter-style red? Dolcetto is the everyday wine of choice in Piedmont, its home region. High in acid and generous with fruit, this wine goes with almost everything.

Dolcetto grown in the appellation Dolcetto di Dogliani DOCG, however, is where this grape variety reaches its full potential. It is thought to have originated in the hills surrounding the village of Dogliani, and for good reason. The soil here is particularly suited to get the most out of Dolcetto, and that it does. Wines made here tend to have just a little more umph than Dolcetto grown in other appellations.

Einaudi’s bottling has the characteristic basket of red fruit, but shows a hint of darkness behind its cheerful facade. This makes it perfect for fans of Chef Harvey’s culinary offerings — and perfect for the change of seasons happening right now in Central Texas.

Wine Spectator awarded Einaudi Dolcetto di Dogliani DOCG a whopping 90 point score.

Come in for a glass, you’ll see why!

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