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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  • Paitin di Pasquero-Elia Dolcetto d'Alba Sori Paitin 2006


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    Wine review by rcscgrhpx

  • Marchesi di Barolo Dolcetto D Alba Madonna Wine 2008


    Lilacs and black cherries on the nose. Soft with hay and straw notes on the mid-palate. Medium acidity but leads to a firm finish, with rich strawberry flavors. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Deerfield Ranch Sangiovese Blend North Coast Super T Rex 2002


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  • Pavi Dolcetto Rutherford 2006


    Lush and medium bodied wine, rich with bright raspberry and cherry aromas. Refreshing with light tannins. A nice hot weather red.- Tasted at Napa Wine Company 4/20/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • The New Texas Wine LexiconIn more critical terms, Texas wine consumers will be ... be ... Wines”Red WinesDolcetto – A red grape widely grown in Piedmont region of Italy having dark berry aromas and flavors reminiscent of nuts and liquorice. Made to drink young with low acidity and tannins needing little or no oak aging for easy drinking.Dry R... Read More

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  • La Querciola Scarzello Dolcetto d'Alba 2007


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    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • La Querciola Dolcetto di Dogliani 2006


    Lovely, deep rich nose! Read More

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  • Woodward Canyon Walla Walla Valley Estate Dolcetto 2007


    Bright plum hue presents plum/berry jam aromas with a hint of forest greens, on the palate its licking the spoon of scrapings from the plum jam pot, bright and ripe with a hint of astringency framed by sweet wood. Long finish, and a great match to polenta with mushroom ragu. Read More

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