|When it comes to food, Iím a self-confessed minimalist. After a hard dayís work (or a hard dayís play), I try to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. But I also prefer simple flavors and fresh, natural ingredients that donít need elaborate preparations to mask their true essence. This minimalist approach really opens the door to creative wine pairings; less demanding food allows wine to have more presence on the table. This lovely Dolcetto is perfect for such a meal: youthful and fragrant, its dark, savory flavors sing rather than shout. Recently, I enjoyed it with some fresh rainbow trout from Union Square Greenmarket, roasted whole in the oven with sea salt, pepper, garlic and oil, and served alongside roasted potatoes and a salad. With its hearty tannins and bright acidity, the Dolcetto paired effortlessly with the rich, flavorful fish and also had a rustic edge that matched the earthiness of the roasted potatoes.
~ Bart, Italian Red Wine Buyer