On a road trip from Venice to Marseille we had a “small accident” in Alba – the heart of Italy’s Piemonte region. Yes, I admit it; I was driving too fast in a small car...
...Luckily, with a few days to kill awaiting repairs, we were introduced to Dolcetto – Italy’s gift to pasta lovers. The rest of the story is a very happy one.
Dolcetto is what Piemontesi choose to drink “a tutto pasto,” or “with the meal.” Following local custom, we drank it while sampling agnolotti - stuffed pasta with veal and wild mushroom filling. Oh, man.
The Adagio (“slow down” in Italian) is my tribute to that happy accident. It’s fresh and aromatic with violets and berry fruit mingled with almond overtones. It has a beautiful color and structure. Buon appetito!
Everyone has a siren song. What’s yours?