Dolcetto’s name may sound sweet, but it’s a dry food wine. Cortese here is not a grape, but a name. The 2018 Giuseppe Cortese Langhe Dolcettto had a perfect 12.5% alcohol, filled your nose with cherry pit, red raspberry and summer floral notes while scoring 15+ points on the Dionysian internationally acclaimed scale. It cost under $18. It’s meant to drink young and will be even better in three years.
Dolcetto has a beautiful fruity nose and has good acid balance. It is medium weight and this one had a pleasant aftertaste enhanced by the soup. Get some for the winter. In Vino Veritas.