The wine is light, fruity, and tart. The fruits are all red, raspberry, cranberry, and a little sour cherry. It also has some warm, toasty flavors from light use of wood, and a bit of cinnamon. Tannins are very light, but present. Acid, on the other hand, is there by the bucketful, giving a tingling, almost effervescent sensation. Drink with roasted chestnuts.

WHO: Renato Ratti
WHAT: Dolcetto
WHERE: Piedmont, Italy
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $13

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