Dolcetto


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In Piedmont, Dolcetto’s home, the name means “little sweet one.” Funny enough, wines are generally tart with loads black fruit flavors and occasionally aggressive tannins.

Primary Flavors

  • Plum
  • Blackberry
  • Cocoa
  • Black Pepper
  • Violet

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-full Body

Low Tannins

Medium-low Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

One of Italy’s classic food wines that’s best with richer, darker meats and vegetable dishes with roasted tomatoes, eggplant, and garlic.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly