Dolcetto d’Alba is an appellation of the Piedmont region classified DOC since 1974. They must respect strict specifications to be eligible. The wines are produced only on vineyards located on the hills south of the municipality of Alba and only from the Dolcetto grape variety. Cultivated between the Alpine mountains and the valleys of the South of the region, these vines were able to forge a unique character representing the territory that saw them born.
It is a less prestigious appellation than Barolo or Barbera which are the big stars, but it remains one of the most beautiful Italian appellations.It is easier to access than these other names, especially at the price and simplicity of tasting.
Dolcetto d’Alba are red wines with a bright and brilliant ruby red color. The nose is intense and characteristic, it has fruity notes of cherries and raspberries, like many wines from the region, to which it adds scents of rosehip and freshly cut flowers. Dolcetto d’Alba has strong, almost full-bodied aromas that develop in a supple way. They often have a good relationship between their tannins and their acidity, making them wines that are easy to drink and accompany to indulge themselves at any time.
Dolcetto d’Alba wines are produced by some of the greatest winemakers in the Piedmont region, such as Luigi Pira, Angelo Gaja, Marchesi di Gresy and the legendary Elio Altare, the living legend of Piedmontese producers. Dolcetto d’Alba is a wine that can be consumed now and can be kept in the cellar for a few years.
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This Dolcetto d'Alba 2016 is a wonderfull Italian wine produced by Luigi Pira, a Piedmont winemaker who offers wines of exceptional quality at more than reasonable prices. This red wine is an area of controlled origin (DOC) of the municipality of Alba, produced only on certain parcels of the highest quality. Made from 100% Dolcetto grape varieties in...16,5/20