Dolcetto translates to “little sweet one” in Italian because the grapes are quite sweet just before harvest (although the wines are always dry). Historically one of the most important grapes in the Lower Piedmont region. Dogliani is a 100% Dolcetto appellation, situated just south of the Barolo zone, where the steep hills turn to rolling hills, and the Tanaro river winds through the entire territory.
Intense ruby red to purple hues. The bouquet is expressive with with robust black fruit notably blueberry skins and fig, black pepper spice. There is a rustic charm to Dolcetto, the unofficial everyday drinking wine of Piedmont. Moderate acidity with grippy, dry tannins that provide a long, well-balanced and harmonious finish.
Grapes are grown at high elevation in Southern Piedmont between the communes of Dogliani and Farigliano in calcareous and clay soil. Hot summers and colder winters combined with well-drained soils and dry climate provide the perfect conditions for the Dolcetto grape.
Hand-harvested, stainless steel fermentation at 24*C that lasts about a week, this Dolcetto is then shipped to the United States and bottled in Denver.