We have always had felt a connection and fondness for Anna Maria Abbona and her wine ever since we had the pleasure of lunching with her at a small dairy outside of Barolo back in the summer of 2005. Driving to the south and visiting the farmer’s market in Dogliani one morning sealed the deal.
Sori’ is Piedmontese dialect for the sunny south face of a hill. ‘But’ or Butti is the name of the hamlet where Anna Maria and her husband Franco’s house and cellar are, a stunning spot in a very beautiful area.
This is classic Dogliani Dolcetto, fermented and aged in stainless steel. First, it is a DRY red, not sweet as the name implies. It shows great color, reddish purple and violet-tinged, aromas of blueberries and tea leaf, and some tea tannins to go with the abundant fruit on the palate. Dolcetto is one of the best, every day, multi purpose table wines I know; whether its pizza, pasta or grilled lamb chops, enjoy a glass, and all will be right with the world.