DOLCETTO MONFERRATO DOC
Production area and denomination
Dolcetto is one of the most common red grapes cultivated only in Piedmont region (north-west of Italy).
For the denomination DOLCETTO MONFERRATO DOC can be used only grapes from the provinces of Asti and Alessandria, in a hilly area called MONFERRATO.
This land is so beautiful and particular that in 2014 UNESCO declared it as a world heritage property, together with Langhe (where Barolo and Barbaresco are made) and Roero (where Roero DOCG and Roero Arneis are produced).
Monferrato Dolcetto DOC must be produced with the following grapes:
- Dolcetto (from 85 to 100%)
- Other red grapes cultivated in the same area (from 0 to 15%)
The minimum content of alcohol is 11%
tasting dolcetto monferrato
Dolcetto gives fresh and pleasant red wines which give their best within 1-2 years from harvest.
The color is deep ruby red. The bouquet is an harmony of small berries and flowers. In mouth has a medium body, few and gentle tannins, with a pleasant characteristic final of bitter almond.
Dolcetto can be paired with poultry, with fish cooked with tomato sauces, with BBQ, with many sauces for Pasta and Risotto.
It should be drunk young, in a medium tulip glass, at 15-17 °C