Among the most widespread native vines in the area of Asti, Alessandria, Cuneo and Torino, Dolcetto has been for centuries one of the main product of trade with Liguria, from which Piemonte imported olive oil, salt and anchovies (the basic ingredients of the typical Piedmontese bagna cauda sauce).
According to the local tradition, the wine takes its name from an early harvest, so that the name dosset comes from the sweetness of its grapes, that are highly appreciated for the ampelotherapy and at table. For others, the name dosset refers to the low hill area where the vine is typically
Since the mid-seventies, when it obtained the DOC designation, Dolcetto has conquered more and more lovers far beyond Piemonte. Wine characterized by a bright ruby red color with delicate violet reflections, Dolcetto boasts today 3 DOCG designation:
Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba or Diano D’Alba DOCG, Dogliani DOCG and Ovada DOCG, along with 9 DOC labels: Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, Dolcetto d’Asti DOC, Dolcetto d’Acqui DOC, Dolcetto di Ovada DOC, Colli Tortonesi Dolcetto DOC, Monferrato Dolcetto DOC, Langhe Dolcetto DOC, Pinerolese DOC Dolcetto and the Piemonte Dolcetto DOC.
In 2019 Dolcetto takes the scene in Piemonte with a rich events program, which includes guided tastings at wine estates, meetings and thematic excursions, as well as charity auctions, concerts and exhibitions.