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Dolcetto

Unjustly eclipsed by the Nebbiolo and Barbera varieties with which it shares a splendid area of land, the Dolcetto is regaining its rightful place among the Piemonte's great native grapes. Historically associated with this region, the Dolcetto gives rise to wines of excellent freshness and smoothness, ready to be enjoyed from a very early age, with characteristic hues of violet and ruby, and some silky and delicate tannins. The Dolcetto isn't merely an everyday wine and includes labels of excellent quality. Italy is making every effort to highlight the regional variety of this grape through a series of denominations proving just as interesting as the one offering the Nebbiolo. From the Dolcetto d'Alba, fresh, silky and with unmistakable elegance, to the Dogliani, an excellent wine that also combines incredible powerfulness and longevity; and let's not forget the easy and appealing, vintage Dolcettos, and those wines boasting a judicious evolution in oak in line with this area's long tradition. The Dolcetto of Diano d'Alba, clear and delicate, is in contrast to the Dolcetto of Ovada, towards the Alessandria area, which is opulent and round, especially in the great selections. Absolutely dominant in lower Piedmont, there is also some in Liguria, with the mountain and crunchy version of Ormeasco di Pornassio, also pinkish.