Place: Dogliani - Piedmont, Italy
Three centuries before Alessandro Barosi and Amalia Battaglia began restoring Cascina Corte, Ignazio Corte—the aristocrat after whom the homestead is named—began the same process. It wasn’t, however, until after the second world war that vines were planted here.
78-year-old dolcetto vines produce a poised, plump, purple nectar that spends eighteen months in stainless steel. Drinkable solo, but best enjoyed alongside protein for it coil around.