Just 10 km outside of the ancient town of Tortona in North West Piemonte lies the Agricultural Cooperative known as "Valli Unite" which has been operating for over twenty years, and is today managed by 12 partners. Ottavio Rube is one of the founders of this excellent organic cooperative which has become the backbone of the local economy. Having consolidated family vineyards of the founding members, the cooperative begun wine production in the early eighties. In contrast to the post-war generation of their parents, the founders rejected 'chemical' agriculture, and went back to pre-industrial traditions of vine cultivation and winemaking, producing organic wines. With the environment in mind they also sought to limit the use of chemicals, including sulphur. Today the cooperative produces a range of sought-after wines including this juicy blend of Dolcetto and Merlot.
Ruby-red in colour, with purple hints. On the nose aromas of raspberries, bilberries and strawberries. On the palate, soft and well-balanced. The finish is lingering. This is a supremely food-friendly wine. Try with linguine with red cabbage and feta cheese, black bean soup with mild poblano chillis, tequila and lime or the Italian classic bollito misto spiked with a salsa verde.