Dolcetto is a black wine grape variety widely grown in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. The Italian word dolcetto means "little sweet one", but it is not certain that the name originally carried any reference to the grape’s sugar levels: it is possible that it derives from the name of the hills where the vine is cultivated. In any case the wines produced are nearly always dry. They can be tannic and fruity with moderate, or decidedly low, levels of acidity and are typically meant to be consumed one to two years after release.

Orlando Abrigo Dolcetto 2008

A classic wine of the Langa hills, Dolcetto's intense ruby-red colour sparkles with mauve highlights, while its fragrant and flowery aromas feature cherries and violets, joined by ripe fruit and raisins after a year.
The nose is confirmed by the flavour: dry and well-balanced, with noticeable body and stuffing. Recommended cellar life: one to three years.

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