Marziano Abbona Dolcetto di Dogliani San Luigi 2017
This wine is the result of a very rich and intense vintage. The color shows the classic ruby red with the characteristic purple hues, the nose is very fruity, evident and very powerful. The hot and dry summer vigorously pushes the San Luigi with intense fruity scents, richer than in previous vintages. The classic almond finish and the tannin typical of Dolcetto grapes complete the aromatic frame. It's a perfect food pairing red wine.
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Dolcetto di Dogliani|
Wine SpectatorGorgeous black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors are matched to a supple texture and solid structure in this harmonious red. Earth and tobacco notes add depth. Drink now through 2024.
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