I picked up Pizzorni Paolo il Commensale Dolcetto D’ Acqui 2012 since I recalled receiving their fantastic Barbera in one of my Astor Wines wine clubs towards the beginning of the year. Paolo Pizzorni is a 4th generation winemaker that is dedicated to continuing “his forefathers’ job with enthusiasm and innovative ideas”. The estate was founded in 1929 by his grandparents, although it was his great-grandfather that bought the first parcel of land and planted vines. Paolo is passionate about his commitment to viticulture and believes that a good wine is born in the vineyard. He personally tills his vineyards and regards the grapevine as “a philosophy, a way of being”. The average age of the Dolcetto vines for the il Commensale is 30-35 years.
Dark ruby-red on colour with aromas of cherry, roasted herbs and autumn woods. Tart cranberry and cherry flavours were entwined with hints of vanilla in the light to medium body, whilst white peppercorn, traces of earthy woods and bitter almond comprised the moderate finish. Refreshing and easy drinking, this is a fantastic value and wonderful with a wide variety of dishes.
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Pizzorni Paolo
Enjoy now thru 2015