Castello del Poggio Monferrato Dolcetto
Since acquiring the estate in the mid-eighties, the Zonin family has spent considerable resources on revitalizing this iconic winery, notable for many reasons, including their distinction as being the largest contiguous vineyard in Piedmont. In this, its home region, the name DOLCETTO means “little sweet one”, and it is a name that can be deceiving, as the best expressions, like this, are rich, round wines with potentially aggressive tannins. It is the contradiction of subtlety and intensity, revealed in a complex array of blackberry, plum, licorice, cocoa, and lavender. No, the wine’s not particularly sweet, but that’s just how you’ll be feeling well into your second glass.