When it comes to early drinking Italian reds my the choice is usually a wine made from the silky Dolcetto grape. The Dolcettos from Chionetti fit that bill to a T, and the 2016 Chionetti San Luigi Dogliani is a stunning example of why Dolcetto is such a fun grape to enjoy.
Loads of violet notes on the nose followed by ripe red cherries, red raspberries and a touch of red plums makes this wine so enjoyable. With cheese, like the soft-ripened La Tur, or with a basic pasta dish, the Chionetti shines.
That’s why the 2016 Chionetti San Luigi Dogliani is today’s WineSiders’ Wine of The Day.