Dolcetto [dolˈtʃetto] is a black Italian wine grape variety widely grown in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. The Italian word dolcetto means "little sweet one", but it is not certain that the name originally carried any reference to the grape’s sugar levels: it is possible that it derives from the name of the hills where the vine is cultivated. In any case the wines produced are nearly always dry. They can be tannic and fruity with moderate, or decidedly low, levels of acidity and are typically meant to be consumed one to two years after release.
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    … “Arcangelo” (Puglia) $13.95 -2009 VINOSIA Aglianico Irpinia (Campania) $14.95 -2009 GRIFALCO Aglianico del Vulture “Gricos” (Basilicata) $18.95…very excited to show these two reds made from the dark and brooding Aglianico grape side by side. Two different takes on this classic southern Italian grape, one more modern and one decidedly traditional…

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  • Halloween, Wine and Ghost Stories

    ….” The Piedmont region of Italy where these castles are located is home to numerous DOCG and DOC wines. The main red grape varieties growing in the Piemonte region include: Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto. Other reds include Brachette, Freisa, Bonarda, Grignolino, Pelaverga, Vespolina, and Malvasia di Casorzo. White grape varieties include: Moscato…

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  • Matching Cheese and Wine

    Matching Cheese and Wine A recent trip though the Chablis area of Burgundy was enlivened by the consumption of large quantities of cheese! One particularly runny Epoisses being highly memorable and the Soumaintrain has now become a favourite. Time to reacquaint myself with the art of matching cheese and wine I thought.

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  • Ancient, Rare And Californian

    …. This ancient variety was once thought to be Dolcetto, according to The Oxford Companion to Wine, but DNA profiling “established that it is identical to the virtually extinct Corbeau of the Savoie region in the French Alps.” Now, the center of Charbono production is California, half a world away. According to this 2004 article in The Wine News, Charbono…

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  • Carignano del Sulcis – A Gem from Sardinia

    Carignano del Sulcis – A Gem from Sardinia October 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I’ve recently returned from a two week trip to Italy – my 63rd trip – finishing up in Piemonte. I’ll write about my time there soon, but for today’s post, I’d like to share some thoughts on the beginning of my trip, which was spent in the Sulcis area of Sardinia.

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  • #WineStudio Session XVII Rinascimento Rising

    … 2009: A blend of Nebbiolo grapes from three different vineyards at three different altitudes, dry-farmed sustainably; hand picked; aged in Slavonian oak barrels for approximately 36 months; dark ruby red color; dusty plum, resin, dark cherry, and vanilla aromas; smoke, dark plums, bright red fruit, and toast flavors; medium mouthfeel laced with bright…

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  • Sep 21, Piedmont wine region

    … facts about Piedmont Capital: Turin Major Grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Bonardo, Freisa, Arneis, Moscato Best known wines: Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera d'Asti, Barbera del Monferranao, Asti Spumanti, Gavi Cortese Food specialties: Brasato al Barolo, Bollito Misto, Salsa Verde, Agnolotti pasta, Truffles. The two wine treasures of Piedmont…

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  • Davero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

    … Dolcetto. Dolcetto, Herrick Family Vineyard 2012. Russian River Valley. Cola, purple fruit, marzipan, spice cake, blackberry; great structure. Totally balanced, especially given its 15.1% alcohol stamp. You can’t tell. This is the best Dolcetto I’ve ever had from California and I have strong opinions about Dolcetto!★★☆ Davero 2009 Sangiovese. Hawk…

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