Exploring Italy – Dolcetto

Over the next four weeks we’ll be exploring Italy at work, so I thought I would let you in on some Italian wine treats that I recommend wine lovers get stuck into.

First up is Dolcetto. A beautiful red grape from the Monferrato Hills of north-west Italy.

Dolcetto is best suited to those that like red wines with reasonable acidity, a darker and savoury fruit profile and moderate tannins. This is not a rich, full, smooth wine. There’s noticeable crunchy fruit and savoury spice here, which lifts the wine.

Food pairings:

  • Aubergine bake with a herby tomato sauce
  • Spaghetti bolognese (obvious but has to be said)
  • Roast lamb with lots of wild herbs

Where you can find the G.D Vajra Dolcetto d’Alba: