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Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

Description to Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

DOC area for red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont. The zone covers about 900 hectares of vineyards and extends in the hilly area of Alba in the Langhe mountains. It includes in its entirety the municipalities of Alba, Albaretto della Torre, Arguello, Barolo, Benevello, Borgomale, Bosia, Camo, Castiglione Falletto, Castiglione Tinella, Castino, Cossano Belbo, Grinzane Cavour, Lequio Berria, Mango, Monforte d'Alba, Montelupo Albese, Neviglie, Rocchetta Belbo, Rodello, Santo Stefano Belbo, Serralunga d'Alba, Sinio, Treiso and Trezzo Tinella and parts of Barbaresco, Cherasco, Cortemilia, La Morra, Narzole, Neive, Novello, Roddi, Roddino, Torre Bormida and Verduno in the province of Cuneo, and Coazzolo in the province of Asti. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna can be indicated followed by the name of the vineyard.

The wine is made from 100% pure Dolcetto grapes, with a minimum alcohol content of 11.5% by volume. There is also a Superiore aged for at least 12 months, with 12.5% vol. alcohol. Some of the most famous producers are Alttare, Ascheri, Azelia, Batasiolo, Baudana, Boglietti, Brovia, Cabutto, Ca'Viola, Cavallotto, Ciabot Berton, Clerico, Conterno, Corino, Gagliasso, Giacosa Bruno, Gresy, Manzone, Marcarini, Mascarello, Massolino, Mossio, Pelisero, Pira, Prunotto, Sandrone, Sottimano, Mauro Veglio and Voerzio

Another five Dolcetto areas in Piedmont are the DOC wines Dolcetto d'Acqui, Dolcetto d'Asti, Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba and Dolcetto di Ovada and the DOCG wine Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore.

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