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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  • Giribaldi San Lorenzo 2007


    Smokey/Spicy right away with dark cherries on the back. Some fruits of the forest as well. Licorice, leather, and cloves. Quite aromatic. On the tongue it's quite spicy as well, or is it the fuet (Spanish salami but better as the Catalans say). Tart and fruity as well on the tongue. Does go well with the fuet and crackers on the table. Read More

    Wine review by WinePleasures

  • Manzone Dolcetto la Serra 2007


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    Wine review by phoebe9876

  • Realize that now Texas wineries have obtained a certain level of acceptance ... varietals such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Viognier and Vermentino. There was also a Prickly Pear (Tuna) wine, a roadside grown Mustang grape wine, and even a chili pepper infused white wine that nobody seemed to have the courage to open.More at: Read More

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  • Quote from Jancis Robinson - is her address to the Wine Communicators of Australia [formerly Wine Press Club - ie Journos and Wine WritersAt the risk of subjective editing here is some grabs"Anyone can get on-line and pontificate about wine"In response to questions around the impact of on-line sites, logs, tweeters and other new age communicatio... Read More

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  • Argusto Dolcetto Dacqui 1997


    Nice wine for the price. light summer red, makes you fell like your under a gazebo eating figs and dates on an italian afternoon in piedmont Read More

    Wine review by Diggerfly

  • Brown Brothers Dolcetto & Syrah NV


    This was recommended to me by my local liquor outlet. I wasn't disappointed. I like a smooth, velvety, red with some sweetness, not a dry red fan.This 2009 vintage was beautiful. A bit too nice , could indulge too much. Read More

    Wine review by easyonthepallet

  • De Forville Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba 2008


    Strong evocation of black cherries on the nose, dry yet nice expression of ... ... ... on account of the tannic Dolcetto grape; overall a nice wine for quaffing on its own or would pair nicely with eggplant cannelloni. 13% al Read More

    Wine review by skimvin

  • Del Pino Dolecetto D Alba 2007


    graham cracker and beef nose, some liquory medicinal herb tones, nicely put together, still tight and youthful, good freshness and density to the slightly astringent red cherry fruit, wild raspberry, slightly spicy, slightly herbal peppery, nice crisp tannin, ice feel, good sweetness on the palate, not vulgar, nice mineral bitter background note... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Turkey Flat Rosé 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by moshi

  • Collina Serragrilli Grillo Rosso 2004


    This is NOT A BARBARESCO!!!!!!!!! It is Nebiolo, Cabernet, and Barbera. Anyone ... ... producer as well as Dolcetto. The Grillo Rosso is something unlike the others that will only encourage you to try the rest. (If you can find them Read More

    Wine review by epreed

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