Piedmont’s Piero Benevelli is a master of all of Piedmont’s major red varietals. His bottlings of classic Piedmontese wines are our benchmark for what Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto should taste like, how they should complement food, and how they should be priced. None of his wines, however, is quite as food friendly or as suited to everyday drinking as his Dolcetto. An expression truly suited to grace your table on weeknights and special occasions alike, this special wine bears a streak of nobility through its deliciously humble core.
Bearing captivating notes of earthy red cherry and black currant, Benevelli’s 2015 Dolcetto is charmingly spicy, with full yet silky tannins, and a beautifully balanced sense of acidity. Don’t sweat the pairing here–simple pastas, pizzas, and salumi will be elevated by having this wine at their side.