Name of varietal: Dolcetto
Common synonyms: Beaina, Bignola, Bignonina, Cassolo, Dolcetta, Dolsin, Douce Noir, Nibio, Orneasco, Uva d’Acqui, Uva del Monferrato, Uva di Ovada, Uva di Roccagrimalda
Parentage of the grape: Indigenous to Piedmont, Italy
History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one of the prized grapes of the Piedmont region in Italy, with evidence that it has been growing there for many centuries. It had been traditionally produced as a light (both in color and weight) table wine. More recently the trend is for bolder versions made from grapes that have been given a longer hang time to amplify their power and ageworthiness, but this also results in raising its alcohol levels. For this reason, Dolcetto can now be found in the traditional light style as well as big concentrated styles. Wines labeled “Superiore” are often a good tip that these are older Read more »

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  • Fratelli Revello Dolcetto d'Alba 2005


    (Past tasting 22 Feb 2014) Fruity and spicy nose, but diminished on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Pecchenino Dolcetto di Dogliani San Luigi 2013


    Young. Nutty. Read More

    Wine review by anchca

  • Renato Ratti Dolcetto d'Alba Colomb㨠2012


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

    Wine review by anchca

  • I thought about that, too, Emark... that was my friend Peter's nickname ... have lots of choices.  Dolcetto, Barbera, Chianti... and if you like Sangio, there's less expensive Morellino di Scansano and the other wines from that part of Tuscany.  So, without knowing more, let me suggest Erik Banti's Carato, a very inexpensive and tasty (and pre... Read More

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  • Woodward Canyon Dolcetto Estate Bottled 2012


    The wine is a deep ruby in the glass, with great color and legs. The nose is ...-dolcetto.htm Read More

    Wine review by jtryka

  • Base Cinque Dolcetto di Dogliani 2004


    Ottimo vino dai tannini raffinati, dal sapore persistente, sentori di liquirizia molto resistente all'invecchiamento. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio

  • I get the itch for those kinda wines Fox, but don't have the same low ... ... was delicious, a blend of Dolcetto, Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Light to medium in weight, tasty cranberry/ sour cherry fruit. Medium to medium plus acidity with good cut. Finishes strong with spice and earth notes, good length and intensity. Stated alcoh... Read More

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  • Unsustainable to drink $30 bottles when we go through one a night.  ... ... Chianti at $15-18, AM Abbona dolcetto at $18, CVNE crianza at <$12?  Why not drink thos Read More

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  • Mighty fine red Italian blend from Remy Wines. This is a mix of Sangiovese, Barbera and Dolcetto. A very expressive nose of stewed plums and blackberries. The layers of black and blue fruits are very well balanced against fine grained tannins, a bit of pepper and some mouth watering acidity.Picked this up at the winery during our 4th of July vis... Read More

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