Dolcetto

Dolcetto

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo.

The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds. Most Dolcettos should be drunk within a year or two of the vintage, but the wines from the best producers can last for 5 years and sometimes longer.

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2019 Dolcetto d'Alba, Luciano Sandrone, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2019
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Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2020 Dolcetto d'Alba, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2020
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2016 Dolcetto d'Alba, Comm. G.B. Burlotto, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2016
Ready, but will keep
Full Bodied
Dry
12.5% Alcohol
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