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Wine of the Week: 2009 Francesco Rinaldi Dolcetto d’Alba ‘Roussot’

Francesco Rinaldi, one of the oldest estates in Piedmont, is known for its classic Barolo. Those who prize the elegance and earthiness of Piedmontese reds should seek out Rinaldi’s single-vineyard Dolcetto d’Alba “Roussot.”

In Piedmont, you’ll find winemakers drinking Dolcetto at their own tables ― with salumi, pasta or panini. But this Dolcetto, made with grapes from a vineyard near the famous Cannubi, is in a higher class.
 
Ruby red and fruity, with a bright acidity, the 2009 Dolcetto has a subtle elegance that makes it ideal summer drinking.

Open it with pasta, pizza, grilled sausages. This summer red works with almost anything.

● Region: Piedmont, Italy

● Price: About $20

● Style: Soft and elegant

● What it goes with: Salumi, pasta, panini, grilled sausages

By S. Irene Virbila

(Los Angeles Times)

(McClatchy-Tribune Information Services)
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