My love of Piedmont wines is centered around Barbera ““ the world’s best rustic red, but I also enjoy the region’s sister red called Dolcetto. The locals see this as a simpler, Beaujolais-style wine ““ to gulp with everything. However, top producers often craft Dolcetto along the lines of a rustic Pinot ““ refreshing, invigorating and teasing. Upscale ““ simple meets classy. Worth the splurge. Lightly chill ““ think Sunday chicken supper. Also, think sipping while you cook.
PARUSSO 16 Dolcetto D’Alba “˜Piani Noce’, Piedmont, Italy 232504 Vintages $20.95