Dolcetto is a black wine grape variety widely grown in the northwest Italy. In Italy Dolcettos are now being made in a bigger, bolder styles resulting in more age-worthy wines. Some producers are using new and old oak to age the wines. As a result, there are various styles of Dolcetto in the market place. The better ones by far are the more modern interpretations. Here in Australia, Dolcetto is used mainly for making Rosé styles but at Dell’uva Wines we are leading the charge in making Dolcetto in this bold, modern interpretation.
Dolcetto has a fresh dark cherry, fruity bouquet and intense ruby-red colour; the palate shows delicate red fruits, a silken texture and a soft round finish. The second vintage of this we have produced, the variety continues to astound, showing elegance with a prettiness of fruit, but structure and a firm palate.