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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.

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    • Prunotto Dolcetto d'Alba 2005 Front Label
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        • Pavi Wines Dolcetto 2005  Front Label
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            • Marchesi di Gresy Dolcetto d'Alba Aribaldo 2005 Front Label
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              • Rocche Costamagna Rubis Dolcetto d'Alba 2005 Front Label
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                • Tenuta Carretta Dolcetto 2005 Front Label
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                  • Ettore Germano Langhe Balau Rosso 2005 Front Label
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                    • Cavalier Bartolomeo Dolcetto d'Alba Solanotto Altinasso Vigneti 2005 Front Label
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                      • Icardi Rousori Dolcetto d'Alba 2005 Front Label
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                        • Hernder Estate Wines Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba Montagrillo 2005 Front Label
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                          • Mosby Dolcetto 2005 Front Label
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                            • G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba 2005  Front Label
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                                  • Palmina Dolcetto 2005  Front Label
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                                    • Aldo Conterno Masante Langhe Dolcetto 2005 Front Label
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                                          • Morrison Lane Dolcetto 2005 Front Label
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