After enjoying the Erbaluce from the northwestern part of Italy, we move south to Sicily and begin our next adventure of the alphabet wine challenge with Frappato.
For the letter E, we wondered, was it going to be a region? Or, was it going to be a varietal? Would it be a red or a white? We awaited the big reveal, and then the big announcement arrived — Erbaluce from the Piedmont region of Italy!
Dolcetto, which translates to “little sweet one,” is actually not sweet at all and is a dry red from Piedmont in northwestern Italy.
Up next on our alphabetical challenge is Chenin Blanc, a white grape that doesn’t get much attention here domestically, but it is one that is definitely worthy of shelf space in your cellar or wine closet.
The next wine in our alphabetical challenge is Barbera! Ah, Barbera. It is such a great food-friendly wine, and it is easy on the wallet, too!
Our local wine shop, Tacoma Wine Merchants, is hosting an alphabetical journey through the world of wine, featuring a different varietal or region that sequentially follows each letter of the alphabet. Introducing the first varietal: Albariño.