Trying to decide which wine to serve with a simple, no-special-occasion dinner can be a bit confusing. You want to find something that will pair well with the meal that everyone will enjoy. This means you do not want it to be too sweet, yet not too acidic either. When you are looking for a red wine that fits these criteria, look no further than a Dolcetto wine. Here is a bit about this fun, refreshing wine to help you choose it the next time you go to the liquor store.
Dry, Yet Sweet
A Dolcetto wine is considered to be a dry wine because of its ample tannins. However, the way it is made reduces the acidity, giving it only a light, bitter bite. The low acidity gives it a sweeter taste profile than most dry wines. This makes it appeal to both people who prefer a sweet wine and those who prefer something drier.
The taste of a Dolcetto wine goes well with almost everything. You can drink it with your pizza or pasta meal and then have it again when you are having chicken, meatloaf, or fish. In fact, this beverage goes very well with your appetizer, pairing wonderfully with a cheese fondue. Don't be afraid to bring out a bottle no matter what you are serving.
The black grapes that produce this wine grow early and ripen sooner than many other types. This means it gets to the winery sooner. In addition, it does not need to age for years in an oak barrel before drinking. Dolcetto wines are best when they are between three and four years old. Because they ripen so early and do not have to be stored in a cellar for many years, these wines are not as expensive as others. Do not let this fool you though, they are just as good as most of the pricier options.
The appeal, taste, and pairings of a Dolcetto wine make it an option everyone should keep on hand. You don't have to be a connoisseur when you always have some of this in the pantry. Your guests will be pleased with the choice no matter what is on the menu. Serve it at around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and no one will know that you didn't seriously consider the wine option for the meal. Of course, it is a great wine to have on hand for those times you just want a glass to enjoy alone.