List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Dolcetto

Learn about Dolcetto — taste profile, popular regions and more …

undefined, null

An easy drinking red with soft fruity flavors—but catchy tannins, Dolcetto is often enjoyed in its native Piedmont while more serious Barolos and Barbarescos take their time to age. Here, this is the wine you are most likely to find on the table on a casual weekday night, or for apertivo (the canonical Piedmontese pre-dinner appetizer hour). In recent years Dolcetto has found some footing in California, but plantings are fairly limited outside of Italy.

Tasting Notes for Dolcetto

Dolcetto is a dry red wine with a moderate acidity and fairly high tannins. The name translates to “little sweet one,” and though the wines produced are typically not sweet in terms of residual sugar, they are full of juicy red cherry and blueberry, with occasional hints of chocolate and baking spice.

Perfect Food Pairings for Dolcetto

Dolcetto is a lively, exuberant variety and works well paired with tomato-based or pesto pasta dishes, pizza, roasted or cured meat and spanakopita.

Sommelier Secrets for Dolcetto

In most of Piedmont, easy-ripening Dolcetto is relegated to the secondary sites—the best of which are reserved for the king variety: Nebbiolo. However, in the Dogliani zone it is the star of the show, and here it makes a bigger, riper and a more serious style of Dolcetto, many of which can improve with cellar time.

Filter by
6 Items
6 Items
  • Domenico Clerico Langhe Dolcetto Visadi 2011 Front Label
    Domenico Clerico Langhe Dolcetto Visadi 2011
    Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
    • RP89
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $17.99
    Try the
    17 99
    17 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba 2011 Front Label
    G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba 2011
    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
    • RP90
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $18.99
    Try the
    18 99
    18 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Sottimano Dolcetto d'Alba Bric del Salto 2011 Front Label
    Sottimano Dolcetto d'Alba Bric del Salto 2011
    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $17.99
    Try the
    17 99
    17 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi 2011 Front Label
    Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi 2011
    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $18.99
    Try the
    18 99
    18 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Renato Ratti Colombe Dolcetto d'Alba 2011 Front Label
    Renato Ratti Colombe Dolcetto d'Alba 2011
    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
    • RP89
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $14.99
    Try the
    17
    14 99
    Save $2.01 (12%)
  • Luigi Pira Dolcetto d'Alba 2011 Front Label
    Luigi Pira Dolcetto d'Alba 2011
    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
    • RP89
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $14.97
    Try the
    17 99
    14 97
    Save $3.02 (17%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...