About Dolcetto Red Wine

About Dolcetto Red Wine
While Piedmont is home to a number of powerful reds made from the Nebbiolo grape, Dolcetto is one of the region’s most charming everyday reds. The grape’s name literally means “little sweet one,” which has not helped sales, as many believe it to be a sweet red wine. However it is a dry red; the sweet terminology refers to the young, ripe fruit, with flavors of black raspberry and cranberry that burst forth in the aromas and on the palate. Tannins are moderate, so this is a medium-bodied red to be enjoyed in its youth, generally from two to four years, although a few examples can drink well for a decade, especially those from the Dogliani area.

Top Picks for Dolcetto

Spangler 2018 Khayams Block Dolcetto
92 points
Highly interesting and absolutely unique with vibrant blackberry and mulling spices led by nutmeg; for your wine exploration fun.
Basalt Cellars 2019  Dolcetto
86 points
An exotic, somewhat elusive domestic Dolcetto with intrigue and suspense.