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
165 Items
165 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
Fine Wine
165 Items
  • Marchesi di Barolo Madonna del Dono Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 Front Label
    Marchesi di Barolo Madonna del Dono Dolcetto d'Alba 2014
    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $18.99
    Try the
    20
    18 99
    Save $1.01 (5%)
  • Palmina Dolcetto 2014  Front Label
    Palmina Dolcetto 2014
    Dolcetto from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
    • WW93
    4.1 12 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $21.99
    Try the
    21 99
    21 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Bruno Giacosa Falletto Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Falletto Dolcetto d'Alba 2014
    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
    • WS91
    • W&S90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $27.99
    Try the
    30
    27 99
    Save $2.01 (7%)
  • Pecchenino San Luigi Dogliani Dolcetto 2014 Front Label
    Pecchenino San Luigi Dogliani Dolcetto 2014
    Dolcetto from Dogliani, Piedmont, Italy
    • WE89
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $15.99
    Try the
    24
    15 99
    Save $8.01 (33%)
  • Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba 2014
    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $23.99
    Try the 2018 Vintage 26 99
    23 99
    23 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Marchesi di Barolo Dolcetto delle Langhe Servaj 2014 Front Label
    Marchesi di Barolo Dolcetto delle Langhe Servaj 2014
    Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
      4.2 6 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $13.99
      Try the
      13 99
      13 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Prunotto Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 Front Label
      Prunotto Dolcetto d'Alba 2014
      Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $18.99
        Try the
        18 99
        18 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Villej 2014 Front Label
        Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Villej 2014
        Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $19.99
          Try the
          19 99
          19 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Francesco Boschis Vigna dei Prey Dolcetto di Dogliani 2014 Front Label
          Francesco Boschis Vigna dei Prey Dolcetto di Dogliani 2014
          Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
          • JS92
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $15.99
          Try the
          15 99
          15 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Ca'Viola Vilot Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 Front Label
          Ca'Viola Vilot Dolcetto d'Alba 2014
          Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $15.99
            Try the
            22
            15 99
            Save $6.01 (27%)
          • Fontanafredda Briccotondo Dolcetto 2014 Front Label
            Fontanafredda Briccotondo Dolcetto 2014
            Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $12.99
              Try the 2016 Vintage 13 99
              15
              12 99
              Save $2.01 (13%)
            • Banfi L'Ardi Dolcetto d'Acqui 2014 Front Label
              Banfi L'Ardi Dolcetto d'Acqui 2014
              Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
              • WW89
              4.0 6 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $12.99
              Try the
              12 99
              12 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Abbona Papa Celso Dolcetto 2014 Front Label
              Abbona Papa Celso Dolcetto 2014
              Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $25.99
                Try the
                32
                25 99
                Save $6.01 (19%)
              • Brandini Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 Front Label
                Brandini Dolcetto d'Alba 2014
                Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $21.99
                  Try the
                  21 99
                  21 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Castello di Neive Dolcetto d'Alba Basarin 2014  Front Label
                  Castello di Neive Dolcetto d'Alba Basarin 2014
                  Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $21.99
                    Try the
                    21 99
                    21 99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Domenico Clerico Langhe Dolcetto Visadi 2014 Front Label
                    Domenico Clerico Langhe Dolcetto Visadi 2014
                    Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $15.99
                      Try the
                      18
                      15 99
                      Save $2.01 (11%)
                    • Sottimano Dolcetto d'Alba Bric del Salto 2014 Front Label
                      Sottimano Dolcetto d'Alba Bric del Salto 2014
                      Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $18.99
                        Try the
                        18 99
                        18 99
                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                      • Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 Front Label
                        Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba 2014
                        Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
                        • WS90
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $18.99
                        Try the 2017 Vintage 23 99
                        23
                        18 99
                        Save $4.01 (17%)
                      • E. Pira e Figli Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 Front Label
                        E. Pira e Figli Dolcetto d'Alba 2014
                        Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
                          0.0 0 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $20.99
                          Try the 2018 Vintage 25 99
                          20 99
                          20 99
                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                        • Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 Front Label
                          Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba 2014
                          Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            Currently Unavailable $21.99
                            Try the 2018 Vintage 28 99
                            21 99
                            21 99
                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                          • Idlewild Fox Hill Dolcetto 2014 Front Label
                            Idlewild Fox Hill Dolcetto 2014
                            Dolcetto from Mendocino, California
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $27.98
                              Try the
                              27 98
                              27 98
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto di Dogliani 2014 Front Label
                              Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto di Dogliani 2014
                              Dolcetto from Dogliani, Piedmont, Italy
                                0.0 0 Ratings
                                Currently Unavailable $19.99
                                Try the
                                19 99
                                19 99
                                Save $0.00 (0%)
                              • Brezza San Lorenzo Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 Front Label
                                Brezza San Lorenzo Dolcetto d'Alba 2014
                                Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
                                  0.0 0 Ratings
                                  Currently Unavailable $21.99
                                  Try the
                                  21 99
                                  21 99
                                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                                • Francesco Boschis Pianezzo Dolcetto di Dogliani 2014 Front Label
                                  Francesco Boschis Pianezzo Dolcetto di Dogliani 2014
                                  Dolcetto from Dogliani, Piedmont, Italy
                                    0.0 0 Ratings
                                    Currently Unavailable $16.98
                                    Try the
                                    16 98
                                    16 98
                                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                                  • Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi 2014 Front Label
                                    Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi 2014
                                    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
                                      0.0 0 Ratings
                                      Currently Unavailable $25.99
                                      Try the
                                      25 99
                                      25 99
                                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                                    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
                                    Cheers to You!

                                    New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

                                    New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

                                    There was an error redeeming your code.

                                    *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 5/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

                                    Search for ""

                                    Processing Your Order...