Dolcetto d' Alba, Roagna
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Dolcetto d' Alba, Roagna - 2018

Item # 45049 750mL
$19.99/ Single Bottle
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$239.88 $215.89/ Case of 12
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Production Methods



Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

This is a structured Dolcetto that comes from vines planted in the Paje and Carso vineyards in Barbaresco on the Asili hill. The vines are 45 years of age and older and come from soils rich in chalk, limestone and clay. Fermented in large casks with indigenous yeasts and then macerated with a submerged cap for nearly a 100 days.

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Staff Pick Notes

This is why you seek out great producers like Roagna- they over deliver at every price point. Regardless of price, variety, vintage or appellation they rarely fail to more than satisfy. Dolcetto isn't exactly the most sexy wine these days. Luckily, the folks at Roagna don't concern themselves with fashions or trend. They're in the business of making superlative wines, period. Enter their '17 Dolcetto d'Alba. Roagna has coaxed out a certain level of raw unpretentious beauty from this historic Piedmontese grape. It won't wow you in complexity but it hits a lot of just as important notes like balance, drinkability, liveliness, and notably a sneaky long finish. On the palate, this is a wine of pure charm while showing poise and nice intensity of fruit. All coming in at a whopping 12.5% abv. Enjoy with charcuterie, chicken pot pie, or tacos.

- AG

Astor's Glossary of Terms


The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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A red grape variety grown in Piedmont and nearly nowhere else. Dolcetto-based wines are not sweet, as many people might surmise on hearing the name; the Piedmontese declared it "dolce" only because it is lower in acid than the wines they're used to. Dolcettos are usually meant to be enjoyed young. Some of the best ones come from the area around the town of Alba.

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