WSET3 Palate Notes

Body - Medium / High,
Acid - Medium / High,
Tannin - Medium,
Alcohol - Medium.

Tastes Like: Black plum, Red cherry

What you can expect to taste and smell?

Primary Flavours & Aromas

Cool vs. Warm Climate

Cool Climate: In cooler regions, Dolcetto maintains its freshness and acidity but might yield lighter wines.

Warm/Hot Climate: Grown in warmer areas, it develops its full fruity character, resulting in bolder wines. Dolcetto thrives in moderate warmth, but it can still ripen in cooler climates.

Notes on Viticulture

Earlier ripening from cooler sites when compared to Nebiollo

Appellations / Producers of Note

Explore Dolcetto d’Alba DOC and Dolcetto di Dogliani DOCG for some of the finest Dolcetto-based wines.


While not typically a wine for extensive aging, it can age gracefully for a few years, retaining its primary fruit character.

First Published: Monday, Jun 10, 2024 Last updated: Jun 10, 2024

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