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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Forti del Vento Capovia
89POINTS
16¼/20

Forti del Vento Capovia 2008

Piedmont, ItalyPiemonte's DOC Monferrato was established in 1994, and runs along a series of hills below the River Po in the south-east corner of the region. This flagship wine is made only in certain years when quality is high, is 50+year old dolcetto, and from the naturalist-leaning Forti del Veneto. Organically and biodynamically grown, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, this leads with damson plum, dusky blackberry, tobacco and a swing of balsamic. Tannins are are leathery, and acidity is high, streaking across the palate to a gentle warmth on the finish. Rustic and authentic, this well suits long boar braises and autumnal mushrooms. Fantastic opportunity to taste a decade-old dolcetto.Tasted: 22 November 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 42.00 LCBO Producer: Forti del VentoDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Varietal: Dolcetto