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Pecchenino Dolcetto Bricco Botti 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Really gorgeous dolcetto with lots of gorgeous ripe-fruit, hazelnut and plum aromas and flavors. Full body, velvety tannins and a savory...
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Pecchenino Dolcetto Dogliani Siri D'jermu 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - A ripeness and brilliance of fruit in this, with a full body, light tannins and lots of succulent dried-citrus and smoke character. Some...
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Poderi Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto Di Dogliani 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Bright, dense and intense with chocolate dust, blackberry and fresh mushroom. Full-bodied, round and delicious. Drink now. - Suckling

Dolcetto Dolcetto Di Dogliani Piedmont

In Italian, Dolcetto means 'little sweet one' – a slightly misleading name, as the black grapes of this varietal have relatively little natural sugar and almost almost produce dry wines. However, the Dolcetto grapes are remarkably popular with those looking for a full, rounded and highly flavorful wine, and are grown extensively in their native Italy, and in many other countries around the world. Dolcetto varietal grapes tend to have quite a high level of tannin, due to their thick, black skins, and low acidity, resulting in interesting wines with a large feel in the mouth, despite being relatively light in body. They are most commonly associated with big, complex flavors such as liquorice and prunes, and are regularly described as having a finish similar to the flavor of bitter almonds.
Situated in the north-western part of Italy, the region of Piedmont is known worldwide and is highly respected for the quality of the wines produced there. Many of the most successful sub-regions in Piedmont produce many of the world's finest red wines, such as those made from the excellent Nebbiolo grape varietal in areas such as Barolo and Barbaresco. However, the historic wineries which typify this region use a relatively wide variety of grapes, including Dolcetto and Barbera for their red wines, which are typically aged and have a delightful velvety character. Piedmont isn't all about beautifully complex red wines, though, as it is also famed for high quality, elegant sparkling wines, notably the Asti wines made with the white Moscato grape. The region benefits from a range of terroirs which are often well expressed in the sparkling wines, and a wonderfully consistent climate ideal for vineyard cultivation.