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Dolcetto d'Alba "Cesare Pavese" DOCG Vallebelbo

  • Region: Piemonte
  • Type: Still Red Wine
  • Proof: 13/13,5%
  • Wine Variety: 100% Dolcetto
  • Place of production, aging, service temperature: Hills of the Langhe. Hills around St Stefano Belbo, Camo and Cossano Belbo. Aging in stainless steel. Service temperature 18 degrees.
  • Uniqueness: Dry and soft wine, it has no great acidity and has a pleasant hint of almond.
€ 10.90
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Foto di una vite di Dolcetto d'Alba
Historical notes

Sweet wine, ambiguous origins

The first proof of Dolcetto date back to 1500 ca, but there are written and oral elements, that suggest a much older origin. The vine variety is present above all in Piedmont and Liguria. On the origin of the wine two hypotheses have been formulated: the first places the birth in Piedmont in the area of Monferrato and then gradually expand in the Cuneo and in the Alessandrino and part of Emilia (Colli Piacentini), Lombardy (Oltrepò Pavese) until Liguria. The second hypothesis is antithetical: it was born in Liguria with the name of Ormeasco and gradually arrives in Piedmont. The name Dolcetto derives from its grapes, characterised by little acidity, resulting more juicy and sweet.

Native stories

The Capon in jelly of the Grandmother

On Sunday some friends invite you to have lunch at the Piedmontese grandmother, the undisputed queen of tradition. You do not know much about the culinary traditions, but among the various delicacies she has prepared, you discover a magnificent Capone in jelly. Luckily, it's combined perfectly with Dolcetto d 'Alba that you have brought as a gift. The atmosphere acquires a taste of other times.

The Territory

Between Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy and Emila

It can be found in Piedmont and Liguria with various denominations. In Piedmont: Acqui, Alba, Diano d'Alba, Asti, Ovada, Dogliani-Langhe Monregalesi, Pinerolo. In Liguria: Tigullio, Val Polcevera, Ormeasco, Riviera di Ponente. Others: Oltrepò Pavese, Colli Piacentini, Lago di Corbara, Rosso Orvietano.

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