Bristling with youthful energy, firmly tannic and uncomplicated by oak, Cavallotto’s Dolcetto epitomizes the convivial, easy-to-drink nature of the Dolcettos you would experience in the caffes and osterias in the Langhe. The wine, however, possesses far more structure and complexity, thanks to the old vines, the extraordinary vintage, and the superiority of the vineyard site. A dense, youthful purple-ruby color in the glass, Cavallotto’s Vigna Scot casts earthy, soil-driven aromas of black cherries, cassis and dusty earth. On the palate, Cavallotto’s Dolcetto frames bitter cherry fruit with fine tannins and complex suggestions of menthol, bitter chocolate, almond skin, fiery white pepper and dusty limestone earth. Aimed directly at the Piedmont purists among you, enjoy this serious and seriously delicious Dolcetto now and over the coming five years with Piemontese primi and antipasti like carne cruda, risotto, vegetable flans, pates and mushroom dishes. It will also prove delicious served with everyday fare like pizzas, burgers, casseroles, and pan-seared pork chops.