Dolcetto, the “every-day” wine is the all-time favourite with the wine-grower’s family meal. This is a wine that expresses with great authenticity the simple quiet life of the hard-working Roero winegrower.
The Dolcetto is not a sweet wine although the word “Dolce” (that in Italian means sweet or gentle) would seem to infer the contrary… but its name comes from the hilltops (or “duset” in Piedmont dialect) where like all good vines, the Dolcetto is grown.
Another tradition says the name comes from the fact that when eaten very ripe, Dolcetto grapes are extremely sweet.
The oldest traditional wines are considered among the best to accompany the various dishes that make up a family meal, because of their light well-balanced qualities.
This is a wine whose colour and aroma conjure up the image and flavour of the hills where it is grown.
Colour: intense ruby, with brilliant reflections and shades of purple.
Scent in perfume: wine, typical and pleasant with hints of almond blossoms and violet.
Flavor: dry, medium-bodied, harmonious, pleasantly fruity (with nuances of cherry and mulberry), almond aftertaste.