2017 CANTINE POVERO DOLCETTO
Your New, House Red Wine
It is no secret that we love Italian reds. To find one that conveys the character of the Piedmont, is compatible with a multitude of foods, and provides sheer drinking pleasure make this a wine that should be on every wine list. The extraordinary price vaults this wine into the 'House Red' category. Stock up on this for weeknight meals, budget-friendly gatherings, and all those impromptu "let me grab something" moments. It's a veritable wine Swiss Army Knife.
Cantine Povero 2017 Monferrato Dolcetto
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Things to take note:
-Dolcetto is the grape variety. It means "smooth one" due to the softer acid and tannins when compared to Nebbiolo.
-This Dolcetto has a red fruit profile with a suggestion of herbs and silky texture. Many Dolcetto wines can taste purple with gobs of fresh berries, violets, and powerful tannins. Povero's restraint makes this a wine of tremendous drinkability- it is easy to go back for another sip.
-From the Piedmont region in Northwest Italy. The sub-region is Monferrato which encompasses the cities of Alba and Asti. The land is less expensive than that of Barolo, Barbaresco, or Dogliani which correlates to a more favorable price.
-This wine has been featured on the list at one of the top, authentic Italian restaurants in the USA- FRASCA located in Boulder, Colorado.
Four generations of Povero family wisdom unite to create a beautifully unstoppable force in the heart of Piedmont. Since 1837 the Povero family has inhabited the land in Cisterna d'Asti and, beginning with the first vine plantings in 1964. Their 45 hectares of vineyards sit around 320 meters in elevation and bask in the direct northern Italian sun.
Grandfather Tumlin planted the first vines in 1964 and it feels as though he still lives through them today. His children, grandchildren, and now great-grandchildren feel his wisdom, traditions, and lessons every day, even as Cantine Povero adopts modern technologies in their winemaking. They hold firmly to classical roots though, specifically in their rigorous adherence to natural, environmentally friendly technologies and winemaking techniques. Among the many lessons of Grandfather Tumlin was the emphasis on humble respect for the land--Alessio, his siblings, and his children all understand the importance of a firm but patient hand when cultivating their vineyards. They believe in "responsible intervention, which one has for something or someone that is thoroughly loved."