2019 One Fine Morning Dolcetto
The 2019 One Fine Morning was once again was made from the Dolcetto grape like we did in 2017 (last year's was made from Zinfandel). What really sets the One Fine Morning apart is that it is produced via carbonic maceration. Carbonic maceration starts with whole grape clusters in an oxygen-free environment (for me four stainless steel barrels) and typically produces a light, fruity wine. The grapes for the One Fine Morning spent about three weeks in these stainless steel barrels before they were pressed and allowed to finish fermentation off of their skins. The wines then rested in very well-seasoned oak barrels before being bottled 6 months later.
Bright and juicy fruit forward, the nose bursts with strawberry, raspberry, cranberry cocktail, and rosemary. Light-bodied, with fine tannins and fresh acidity — it’s quite “smashable.” And goes great at Thanksgiving. Serve with a light chill.