Dolcetto d'Alba

Dolcetto d'Alba

44° 39' 0" N


8° 3' 0" E




about this subregion

Nestled in the heart of the Piedmont region in northern Italy, the Dolcetto d'Alba DOC is a wine lover's paradise. This picturesque area, characterized by rolling hills and fertile soils, provides the ideal environment for cultivating the region's signature grape variety: Dolcetto.

Dolcetto, meaning "little sweet one," is anything but sweet in flavor. Instead, it produces dry, medium-bodied wines celebrated for their vibrant fruitiness and subtle hints of bitterness. The grape thrives in the calcareous soils and temperate climate of the Dolcetto d'Alba region, resulting in wines that are both expressive and balanced.

The Dolcetto d'Alba DOC is a testament to the artistry of winemaking in Piedmont. With its hilly terrain and well-drained soils, the region encourages vines to delve deep for nutrients, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality. Winemakers here are dedicated to crafting wines that capture the essence of the land and its grape variety.

While Dolcetto is the undisputed star of this DOC, the region also cultivates other grape varieties like Nebbiolo, Barbera, and even a touch of white varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. These wines reflect the diversity of Piedmont's terroir and offer a tantalizing journey for wine enthusiasts.

In essence, the Dolcetto d'Alba DOC is a captivating showcase of the region's rich viticultural heritage, where Dolcetto reigns supreme, and each bottle tells a story of tradition, terroir, and timeless allure.


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Vineyard Hectares



1400 - 1600


Discover Terroir

Dolcetto d'Alba DOC is nestled in the heart of Piedmont, Italy.

This picturesque wine region benefits from a temperate climate, characterized by warm summers and mild winters. The surrounding hills offer protection from extreme weather, allowing the grapes to ripen gradually and develop their full flavors. The Mediterranean influence and the nearby Tanaro River contribute to the region's favorable climate.

The soils of Dolcetto d'Alba are diverse and play a crucial role in shaping the wines. The area features a mix of clay, limestone, and marl soils, each lending distinct characteristics to the grapes. These soils provide good drainage and impart unique mineral nuances to the wines, enhancing their complexity and depth. The combination of the region's climate and soil composition creates an ideal environment for the Dolcetto grape to flourish, resulting in wines that are vibrant, fruity, and expressive of their terroir.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Dolcetto

The Dolcetto d'Alba DOC region offers two remarkable expressions of its renowned Dolcetto grape: Rosso and Rosso Superiore. Crafted solely from 100% Dolcetto grapes, these wines showcase the pure essence of the varietal.

Rosso, with a minimum alcohol level of 11.5%, captures the vibrant character of Dolcetto. Its lively personality dances on the palate with youthful exuberance, delivering a delightful medley of fruit-forward flavors.

For those seeking a deeper experience, the Rosso Superiore takes the journey a step further. With a minimum alcohol content of 12.5%, this wine undergoes a minimum of one year of aging, which bestows upon it a heightened complexity and refined elegance. Each sip unfolds layers of nuanced flavors, a testament to the vineyard's terroir and the Dolcetto grape's potential for depth.

Both the Rosso and Rosso Superiore are a tribute to the Dolcetto grape's versatility and the Dolcetto d'Alba region's commitment to crafting exceptional wines. Whether savored in the exuberance of youth or the sophistication of maturity, these wines offer an invitation to experience the authentic flavors of Dolcetto in its purest form.