Why we love it
The Dolcetto is the everyday wine for Piedmont people, a very versatile wine, a wine with little tannins, plenty of fruit and a nice acidity, is a wine that can match all local, normal, everyday food. There are several Dolcetto appellations and this wine belongs to the Dolcetto d’Alba, because the grapes are grown in the town of Alba from very old vines.
The artisan who made it
The Icardi winery, located in Piedmont, is run by brother and sister Claudio and Mariagrazia,they have taken over from their father, who founded the winery. Claudio is an oenologist and a firm believer in organic methods and as such, some of their vineyards are grown following biodynamic techniques. Mariagrazia, on the other hand, works in the winery and travels around the world to promote their wines and have vineyards in some of the best area of Piedmont, from Barolo to Barbaresco, from Asti, to Alba, including a small vineyard of Pinot Nero.