Sottimano Mate Dry Still Brachetto, Piedmont 2018
2018 Sottimano Maté (100% Brachetto) - Piedmont, Italy
by Shane McGoey
From the sloping land of white truffles and Celts comes the silky, sexy Maté. Piedmont, or the foot of the mountain, is the creme de la creme of quality wine in Italy with its high acid, floral noble grapes, and this Brachetto is no exception.
Pale like a Nebbiolo, this organic wine overtures with Old World tertiary notes like thyme and licorice, flanked by lavender and dried strawberry. On the palate the Maté bursts with red cherry and raspberry and dries like an amaro with dusty tannins. Light, fruity and savory with Italian acid, it begs for food.
Indulge this wine with a spicy Lamb Bolognese or Lush's Veal and Pork Meatballs in San Marzano Sauce. Go ahead and treat yourself, no need to share. You deserve it.