Dolcetto

 

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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  • Too funny about the Vernaccia.  "Vernaccia" and ... To me it was like a good dolcetto or lagrein, some of the chocolatey notes and definitely the tannins of a dolcetto.  Very nice with food.My father and mother brought it to me after their new Swiss (Swiss Italian) neighbor gave it to them.  He moved it over from Switzerland (a full case appare... Read More

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  • VV, if you liked the Kenneth Volk Malvasia, K&L has it on ... I did try their dolcetto a while back and was not a fan. Great trip, thanks for all the reporting.  One for the bookmarks Read More

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  • Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a very good breakfast at the ForFriends B&B in Santa Ynez. Too early for any of the tasting rooms to be open so we headed down to Jalama beach for some salt air and scenery. Beautiful beach with some interesting campsites and about a half dozen surfers enjoying some mo... Read More

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  • Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Dij Sagrin DOC Lo Zoccolaio 2010

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    Wine review by angem55


  • Azienda Agricola Cogno Mandorlo Dolcetto d'Alba 2014

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    Lightly floral violet aromas, clove and strawberry. Simple, chalky notes of red currant and strawberry on the nose with loamy earth and a tannic grip with tart cranberry notes on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Giuseppe Cortese Dolcetto d'Alba 2013

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    Nice easy-drinking wine. Not over-the-top with fruit, but there are some red berry hints and even a suggestion of mint. Typical acidity that I usually see in Italian wines. More a food wine than a sipper. Also, a drink now wine. I see no reason to dedicate wine storage space for this one. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I really need to go to OT's non-wine related project page and post about ... had sold out of Barbera and Dolcetto; there's talk a Nebbiolo is coming, but I'm skeptical about their location. Then on to Mauritson.I picked up my allocation of 3 each of Jack's Cabin Zin and Westphall Zin while we tasted through all the SVD Rockpile Zins.  I also p... Read More

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  • Chionetti Dolcetto di Dogliani Briccolero 2007

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    Wine review by melwgrimm


  • In Italy last year, we started tasting every day at about 10 a.m.  ... ... joke in the group was, "Dolcetto, it's what's for breakfast."  In fact, the Piemontese did used to drink it after working in the fields first thing in the morning. I think we were generally less sharp in the afternoons, and the third stop always was one where we were ru... Read More

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  • Renato Ratti Dolcetto d'Alba 2013

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    Wine review by cathyg


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