DOLOCETTO

Dolcetto is a popular black Italian wine vine in the Piedmont area of northwestern Italy. The Italian term dolcetto translates to "small sweet one"; however, it is not likely that the name originally referred to the grape's sugar content; instead, it may stem from the name of the hills where the grape is grown. In any event, the majority of wines produced are dry.

Dolcetto wine is rich, smooth, fruity, and round. It always possesses a deep red and violet hue and appealing blackberry, plum, and spice flavors. Dolcetto contains distinct aromas of licorice, blackberry, and almond on the palate.

What flavor does Dolcetto wine have?

Despite its name, Dolcetto is virtually invariably light and dry rather than sweet. Dolcetto grapes create low-acidity, earthy, and luscious red wines. Even after a short period of skin contact, the blue-black skins of the grape produce a deep crimson color and tannic flavor; thus, most winemakers opt for a shorter maceration period to lessen the tannins.

Low-acidity, high-tannin Dolcetto can be compared to another popular Italian red grape, high-acidity, low-tannin barbera. Typical dolcetto flavors include licorice, black cherry, blueberry, blackberry, and prune fruit flavors, with a bitter almond finish.

What goes well with Dolcetto?

Dolcetto goes well with a variety of foods, but its mild tannins go especially well with salumi, sausages, pasta with mushroom or meat sauces, and pizzas. It goes well with hamburgers, ribs, and chicken roast. One of Italy's classic food wines, this wine goes well with richer, heavier meats and roasted tomato, eggplant, and garlic vegetable dishes.

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DOLOCETTO

DOLOCETTO

DOLOCETTO

Dolcetto is a popular black Italian wine vine in the Piedmont area of northwestern Italy. The Italian term dolcetto translates to "small sweet one"; however, it is not likely that the name originally referred to the grape's sugar content; instead, it may stem from the name of the hills where the grape is grown. In any event, the majority of wines produced are dry.

Dolcetto wine is rich, smooth, fruity, and round. It always possesses a deep red and violet hue and appealing blackberry, plum, and spice flavors. Dolcetto contains distinct aromas of licorice, blackberry, and almond on the palate.

What flavor does
Dolcetto wine have?

Despite its name, Dolcetto is virtually invariably light and dry rather than sweet. Dolcetto grapes create low-acidity, earthy, and luscious red wines. Even after a short period of skin contact, the blue-black skins of the grape produce a deep crimson color and tannic flavor; thus, most winemakers opt for a shorter maceration period to lessen the tannins.

Low-acidity, high-tannin Dolcetto can be compared to another popular Italian red grape, high-acidity, low-tannin barbera. Typical dolcetto flavors include licorice, black cherry, blueberry, blackberry, and prune fruit flavors, with a bitter almond finish.

What goes well with Dolcetto?

Dolcetto goes well with a variety of foods, but its mild tannins go especially well with salumi, sausages, pasta with mushroom or meat sauces, and pizzas. It goes well with hamburgers, ribs, and chicken roast. One of Italy's classic food wines, this wine goes well with richer, heavier meats and roasted tomato, eggplant, and garlic vegetable dishes.