The Gabutti Boasso winery of Serralunga d’Alba (Cuneo) produces a very good red wine remarkable for its armony and intensity
of scents: Dolcetto d’Alba 2010 – Meriame.
It differs from the usual Dolcetto for its softness and complexity of aromas made of intense fruity parfumes which make it less sharp and acid (typical characteristic of Dolcetto, that’s dry and not sweet as the name, Dolcetto=sweet, suggests).
It is produced “in purity”, using the same grapes, in the vineyards of Meriame (Serralunga). It is aged 3-4 months in bottles and other 8 months in steel tanks.
It is of a red intense ruby colour with slight garnet nuances.
The aroma, strong and intense, is very fruity (reminds cherries and ripe red plum) with a delicate almond and pepper hint at the end.
The taste is well structured and persistent, dry and quite warm (13 degrees). The perfect balance between its components (acidity and tannicity) helps it to be armonic and nicely smooth.
Dolcetto is ideal when combined to aperitifs or appetizers like grilled vegetables, salt pies, salads or cold nuts and middle aged cheese in general. Also good with fresh pastas or risottos and white meat such as turkey and chicken.
Serve it at the temperature of 16-17 degrees in the classic tulip glass.