Dolcetto d'Alba Wine

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Dolcetto d’Alba is one of the several DOCs in Piedmont, Italy based on the Dolcetto grape. The Alba production zone spreads into the hills of Langhe, and covers dozens of communes within Cuneo and into Coazzolo in Asti. Many of these locations also share land within the production zones of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is grown in chalky soils that are a blend of volcanic tufo and sand, which produces mineral-driven, balanced fruit. 
 
Dolcetto d’Alba is often considered the finest of the Dolcettos for their slightly floral, juicy and more delicate, less concentrated characteristics. It must be noted that Dolcetto drinkers often detect a pleasant bitter almond aftertaste, which is particularly present in those from Alba. 
 
Some producers opt for the “barroleggia” style of Dolcetto, which is darker and fuller in flavor, with more alcohol content to optimize its aging potential. Indeed, more robust qualities may develop over time, but medium-bodied Read more »

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  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Freisa

    Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Cortese

    Cortese is a minor grape grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, used to make that region’s dry white wine known as ‘G...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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  • Renato Ratti Dolcetto d'Alba Colomb㨠2012

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    Dried cherry, cherry candy and yet savory. Olive brine. Cola. Still young Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Vietti Dolcetto D Alba 2011

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    Wine review by Austinista


  • Giacomo Fenocchio Dolcetto d'Alba 2013

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    Tank sample Pretty if slightly gamy tinged berry fruit greets the nose which is surprisingly savory with gentle violet accents. On entry one finds a bright, high acid example of Dolcetto with surprisingly tough little tannins. Flavors of violets, and that gamy berry fruit of the nose gain a touch of mineral, and a little spice on the backend, al... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Oddero Dolcetto d'Alba 2012

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    Buttery and a bit bubblegummy on the nose, this is very fruity with lots of blueberry fruit and accent notes of ivy and rose petal, along with a touch of reduction. A little sweet on the nose, and then soft, slightly rich, and almost chunky in the mouth. This is a very easy going, laid back style of Dolcetto that is a bit too easy and supple for... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba 2012

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    To ensure a softer style they extract the grape seeds after a day and half of fermentation, then again after three days Super spicy, floral, and fruity on the nose with a black spice character hinting at licorice with a huge rush of currant fruit. Round and a bit soft in the mouth, this shows nice depth of fruit in an easy going style that lack... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Dolcetto d'Alba. Prunotto 2013

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    Bottled 20 days ago A bit candied on the nose, and a little matte smelling though with some African violet earthiness but not much and the fruit is a little bruised and cooked, Wow this has high acid on entry, bright and vibrant in the mouth with low intensity but pure and fresh flavors of raspberries and a hint of cherry fruit, that is simple b... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Guido Porro Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba I Pari 2013

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    Fruity, dark, earthy, and muscular on the nose with spicy black berry fruit. A little chewy in the mouth, earthy and bright, with supple, soft tannins good acids supporting lots of wild berry fruit. The small tannins show a bit of tree bark spiciness on the long finish. Very friendly and with good depth of fruit, this does have a hint of candied... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ferdinando Principiano Dolcetto d'Alba Sant'Anna 2012

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    Incredibly floral and bright on the nose with layers of herbal and wild berry fruit aromas. On entry this has a surprising mineral note and just a little tannin on the palate supporting slightly fleshy plum and black cherry fruit. Theres a fine tannin base here, not intrusive but firm and reinforced by the mineral aspect here. That mineralit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Burlotto Dolcetto d'Alba 2012

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    Spends a few months in botte Plum skins, shoe black, and a floral extract come together on the nose. Onentry this offers a huge punch of elegant, fresh pure and simple fruit that makes this seem to be a bit on the fruity side with supple small ripe tannins, black plum fruit and a little edge of black raspberry. Turning more delicate and fine on ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Elvio Cogno Dolcetto d'Alba Mandorlo 2013

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    Fresh with clear bright violet, bitter almond and earthy plum aromas that gain dark cherry fruit, and a little charry earthy smoky top note with some air. Opening with bright acids, this is fruity and fresh in the mouth with plum skin and black cherry skin flavors that are rather edgy and very freshly fruity. Bracing and mouth cleansing, this is... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I just opened a bottle of Madonna di Como Dolcetto d'Alba 2000 --it is perfect. Where and when can I find more? Are all dolcetto wines similar? I love the rich taste and the lack of any oak!

    Comment by 460831Wine1967 460831 Wine1967


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