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

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    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

    Forum post in the topic What to pair with Herbes de...


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

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    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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    No written review

    Wine review by Jeremy Block


  • Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vignavillej 2007

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    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


  • Marchesi di Grsy Dolcetto d'Alba 'Monte Aribaldo ' D.O.C 2007

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    Simple and light wine.Berry flavors on the nose.Mild tannins. Creaminess on the backend. Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • All my wife and I drink -- the only wines we really enjoy -- are FRENCH Pinots and Beaujolais. However, we are off to Italy in the Summer and don't want to alienate the Italians by ordering French Wine. We also think it would be fun to do as the Italians do while in Italy. So, I would like to start experimenting now with Italian wines -- see if... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Lover Looking to...


  • What are some wines that are wines to know? Meaning, I here people rolling wines off and I was wondering were their any about maybe 30 that someone . What are the classics to be aware of? Read More

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  • Roberto Voerzio Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba Priavino 2005

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    Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.Everything ... confronted by a big styled dolcetto... but no. The palate is grape jelly, slightly sweet, with lots of acidity and a finish that's too short to even call it a finish. This is grape juice with a kick. Time and place, I could see this as a summer sipper at a BBQ t... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Buoncristiani Dolcetto Napa Valley di Nonno 2006

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    Wine review by HSquared


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