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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  • 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


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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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  • It is probably not a surprise that the wines of Giacomo Conterno are among my ... ... these days but once even Dolcetto and Freisa). While the Conterno family has recently bought a new vineyard, a subplot within the Carretta vineyard, their fame rests as much with Cascina Francia as it does with their Iconic Monfortino Barolo. Monfortino, sinc... Read More

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  • Pavi Dolcetto Rutherford 2006


    Rich and creamy dolcetto. Really enjoyable. Read More

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  • Carlo Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba Cuchet 2005


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  • Paolo Manzone Dolcetto d'Alba Magna NV


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  • Welcome to The Grapevine! In this new weekly feature, we'll be asking our ... ... whites; Soave, Barbera and Dolcetto from Italy.8.) What’s the biggest myth about wine you’d like to dispel?That the greatest wines are the most expensive. It’s the big lie of the wine world.9.) What’s the best food and wine pairing you’ve ever had?Tie: 1. Foie G... Read More

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