Wednesday, June 18, 2008
San Luigi, Pecchenino 2005
Translating into Italian as “little sweet one”, Dolcetto is one of the classic grape varietals of the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. This wine is sometimes considered Italy’s version of Pinot Noir as it is light in body and meant for early drinking.
The wine is light ruby in color and exhibits a cinnamon custard nose with concealed inexpensive potpourri floral notes. The wine greets the palate with the impression of complexity and tight structure then proceeds to deliver a solid attack of raspberry and black currant to the tongue. A classic Italian wine priced more reasonably than its famous peers Barolo or Barbaresco.
88 points – Robert Parker
$8.25 / glass
$33.00 / bottle
Based on Gary Vaynerchuk's review on Wine Library TV.