Dreaming of a vacation in Tuscany in Spring? Me too. Spring might be the best of the year to visit Tuscany with its enchanting countryside and the incredibly beautiful Tuscan towns! From the rolling hills of Siena, through the cobblestone streets of Florence, to the vineyards of Montepulciano…just like in paintings, with history and architecture that fascinates, and with delicious food and wine!
With a year in the global pandemic, the world is slowly returning back to normalcy. That means, hopefully, soon we can all travel to our dream destinations. Until then, allow me to transport you to Tuscany through this gorgeous Dogajolo Rosso!
Let’s start with the name. “Dogajolo” is derived from the word “doga” – which means stave, the narrow strips of wood used to form oak casks. There are many reasons to fall in love with Tuscan wines. They are food-friendly, relatively easy to understand, can be enjoyed young or aged. As a globally famous and important wine region, the wines are fairly easy to source and you don’t need to break the bank for even some of the outstanding quality wines!
Back to the wine. This bottle of 2018 is a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Enticing scents of fresh, sappy cherry and blackberry on the nose, slowly evolving into sweet spice with some floral notes. Tannins are tamed and caressing, with a pleasant lingering finish. Round, supple, and super approachable. An elegant, balanced, and romantic wine that would be fantastic to drink just by itself, or like me, pair with some Italian cheese and salami for a cozy, lazy Sunday afternoon!
Oh and even better, it’s less than $20 – great for everyday drinking, don’t you agree?
Xingyu / winememoir: Taste Your Way Through Tuscany with Dogajolo Rosso