Pasta nights are at least a monthly occurrence in our house. We start from scratch, using flour, water, and a lot of love to create delicious noodles and sauces. A wine that is often a staple when we make pasta is Roagna Dolcetto d’Alba. The Roagna family has been making wines in Barbaresco since the mid-1800’s. Their wines are naturally made and the vines for the Dolcetto are 35 years old. The grapes are destemmed and then fermented in wood casks. We love this wine because it is incredibly food friendly and tends to pair well with a lot of the sauces we make. Plus, a price point under $20 doesn’t hurt!
Roagna Dolcetto d’Alba opens with aromas of dark berries and earth. The palate is soft and approachable. Tastes of red cherries, dark fruit, earth, and spice are met with gentle tannins and a dry finish. The wine also has balanced acidity and alcohol. Truly a gulpable wine perfect with Italian fare! (12.5% alcohol, $18)