The Dolcetto d’Alba PDO is reserved exclusively for Red wine.
The production area of Dolcetto d’Alba PDO is within the territory of numerous municipalities in the Province of Cuneo and the municipality of Coazzolo in the Province of Asti, in the Piedmont region.
Red (including Superiore): 100% Dolcetto.
Description of product typologies
Dolcetto d’Alba PDO is vivid ruby-red in colour; the nose is fresh and decisively fruity with sour cherry and blackberry, with minty notes giving the wine a pleasing and refreshing sensation of balsamic; it is pleasantly dry on the palate, with a full and harmonious body, fruity, vegetal and balsamic sensations, reminiscences of brushwood and jam, completed with a bitter almondy aftertaste, balanced tannins and a long and persistent finish. It can display Superiore on the label if it has undergone a minimum aging period of 12 months, commencing November 1st of the year in which the grapes were harvested. Dolcetto d’Alba PDO Superiore wines can be made available for consumption from November 1st of the year following that in which the grapes were harvested. Grapes destined for the vinification of Dolcetto d’Alba PDO wines must ensure a minimum natural alcohol level of 11%; for Dolcetto d’Alba PDO Superiore wines the grapes must ensure a minimum natural alcohol level of 12%.
The Dolcetto d’Alba PDO designation can be followed by Vigna (Vineyard) with the relative toponym.