Dolcetto is one of the most diffused varieties in the Langhe region and Southern Piedmont thanks to its versatility and capability to adapt to the most diverse soil conditions.
It originated overseas and reached our coasts through the merchants’ activities.
This wine has been considered the wine of friendship and the good wine to share.
The regulations concerning Dolcetto d’Alba state that it must offer the following characteristics when released for marketing.
Ruby red with violet reflections.
Winey, pleasant and characteristic.
Dry, pleasantly bitterish, moderately acid and harmonious with a good body.
Minimum alcohol content by volume: 11,5%.
Minimum total acidity: 5‰.
Minimum dry extract: 22 g/litre.
When Dolcetto d’Alba has a minimum alcohol content by volume superior to 12% and one year’s ageing it can convey the inscription “superiore” (i.e. superior) on the label.