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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  • Anna Maria Abbona Dolcetto Dolcetto di Dogliani Sori Dij But 2007


    Far more structured than most Dolcetto, this is a a wine that goes beyond the juicy red fruit of Docetto in a really nice way. The 14.5% alcohol does not really appear and what you get is a full juicy wine with velvety tannins and a extremely long linger. Had it with stewed Rabbit and could consumed another bottle. Read More

    Wine review by Lodi Brad

  • Just enjoyed my first tastings of a South African Durif (can't recall the label) and a Wild Hog Dolcetto. I thought they were awesome! Any suggestions of some of your favorites would be apprciated.  Read More

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  • Marchesi di Barolo Dolcetto D Alba Madonna Wine 2008


    This wine is one of my favorites.I find it to be a good substitute for chianti and i like it with pasta or steak.The soft cherry-citrus flavor is fantastic. Read More

    Wine review by newyorkwineguy

  • Clerico Dolcetto Langhe Visadi 2005


    Black color with a garnet hued rim, notes of stonefruit on the nose, a rich body of creamy, dark fruit and leather, notes of chocolate, wonderful cherry and earth finish that builds as your drink. Read More

    Wine review by atonalprime

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  • Ormeasco di Pornassio DOC . a.o.c 2005


    Lamorna and I had this in Bar Crudo at San Francisco so good with raw fish! Read More

    Wine review by schr0796

  • I am hoping someone with some pairing knowledge can help me. for Valentines day, I am making a nice, intimate dinner... I have pairings for the appetizer and dessert... but I am looking for a main dish pairing..I am basically making a bone-in pork chop, which I dredge in semolina flour (vs regular, cause I like the slight crust) and totally dr... Read More

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  • F.lli Seghesio Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Della Chiesa 2005


    Nose: Blackberries and black pepper. Unfortunately that's the most interesting part. The palate is quite light and I can't pick up much of anything specific, just dryness and maybe a smidge of earth. Pazzzz Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello

  • Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vignavillej 2007


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    Wine review by Jeremy Block

  • Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vignavillej 2007


    Barbera is normally a good, light, highly acidic fruit driven red wine that is hard to displease. And yet, all to often, Barbera (and Dolceto and Gringolino for that matter) are lost in the heystorm of Barolo and Barbaresco infatuation. Brovia steps up to the plate in their "Sori del Drago" and delivers a knock out punch. This is an ultra ser... Read More

    Wine review by Jeremy Block

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