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Dolcetto d'Alba Wine

Dolcetto d'Alba is one of seven Dolcetto-focused DOC wines produced in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. The wine is named after the grape from which it is made and the area where it is produced. It is considered the most notable of the Dolcetto classified reds, thanks to the considerable number of quality producers in the vicinity.

The coat of arms of Alba

Granted its DOC status in 1974, the production zone encompasses the Langhe hills east of Tarano around Alba, including 25 communes in the province of Cuneo, as well as the commune of Coazzolo in the province of Asti. Some of the vineyards also overlap those of Barolo and Barbaresco. The vines are planted on slopes with sandy, calcareous and tufa-rich soils where the Dolcetto grape thrives.

Dolcetto d'Alba is a dry red wine noted for its juicy fruit character, low levels of acidity and mild tannins. Generally more floral than its Dolcetto counterparts and not quite as bold as the Dogliani Dolcettos, its aromas are reminiscent of lavender and violets with a hint of almonds. Like its siblings it has a characteristically purplish ruby-red color, black cherry fruit flavors encased in sweet spices and a slightly bitter almond finish that is strongly associated with wines crafted from this variety. These characteristics make it an excellent match with antipasti and an equally fine partner with the local dish of tajarin (homemade pasta from the Langhe). Although high in alcohol (12.5%), it is an easy-drinking wine that has long been considered the everyday drop of the local Langhe community. Dolcetto d'Alba is a wine to be drunk young. For the added designation of superiore it must be aged for a minimum of 14 months

Some Dolcetto d'Alba is described as baroleggia, which means it is darker in color and has higher potential alcohol, giving the wine greater ageing potential. Over time, special characteristics develop reminiscent of a Gattinara or Barolo, although it never reaches the same power and richness of these two wines – instead it offers a lighter and more subtle style of wine.

 

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We found 315 wines produced in this region.
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Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $18 7363
Bartolo Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $26 8965
Elvio Cogno Vigna del Mandorlo Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $18 10475
Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $23 10934
Pio Cesare Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $20 11093
Prunotto Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $15 11393
Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $18 13157
Roagna I Paglieri Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $16 13224
G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $18 13613
Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba dei Grassi, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $16 13927
Elio Altare Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $18 14833
Vietti Tre Vigne Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $20 16277
Giacomo Grimaldi Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $15 17212
Giorgio Pelissero Munfrina Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $20 20256
Falletto di Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $20 20304
Luigi Pira Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $15 20735
Marchesi di Barolo Madonna di Como Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $18 20997
Ceretto Rossana Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $21 21042
Cappellano Gabutti Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $21 22959
Renato Ratti Colombe Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $15 23138
Roberto Voerzio Priavino Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $20 23713
Sottimano Bric del Salto Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $15 24353
Cavallotto Vigna Scot Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $15 24899
Marchesi di Barolo Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $21 26189
Parusso Armando Piani Noce Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy Dolcetto $15 27568
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