Someone asked me recently what wine I would drink if I could chose one wine to drink for the rest of my life. That is a much longer discussion and would involve charts, books, research, tastings. But, it made me realize that I should share what I've been drinking lately.
Since early fall I've bought and re-bought an Italian Dolcetto d'Alba by the BOVIO vineyard in the Piedmont region. Their Dolcetto d'Alba Dabbene is dry enough to stand up to food but light enough to drink alone, and has a delicate fruity, almost floral taste that makes it a perfect summer red. I keep going back for the bottle, which retails for about $13, as my "Go To" wine.
Whenever I'm glancing through an Italian-heavy wine list, I lean towards whites from the Veneto region, and reds from the Alba hills -- this 2001 Bovio Dolcetto d'Alba, called Dabbene, makes me think I need to visit Piedmont.