Dolcetto d'Alba
Dolcetto d’Alba is a red wine made entirely from the Dolcetto variety, planted in several communes near the city of Alba in southern Piedmont. The wine must be 100% Dolcetto; a superiore version has a slightly higher minimum alcohol content (12.5%, as opposed to 11.5%). As with other Dolcetto wines from Piedmont, Dolcetto d’Alba is approachable when young, with forward fruit flavors of cranberry, raspberry and plum.

Most examples are unoaked and are consumed within the first two to three years of the vintage, although the finest versions drink well for up to a decade. Dolcetto d’Alba is a popular wine for lunch with pastas and lighter red meats. (Wine/Appellations)