Dolcetto DOC Piemonte
“Easy–drinking, dry wine with a texture as smooth as Italian silk. Full of young fruit and almond notes, with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste.”
The word Dolcetto actually means ‘little sweet one’, though nobody quite knows why, since the wine is, in fact, dry. In any case, it makes a beautifully fresh wine, ready for drinking soon after harvesting and best consumed within a year. Our Dolcetto is from the pretty provincial town of Ovada – precisely the variety that was apparently beloved of Queen Anne, to whose reign we owe the Act of Union that created the UK. Cheers to that!
Grape – Dolcetto
Style – Medium Dry
ABV – 12.5%
Producer – Gabriele Gaggino
Region – Piedmont
About the Producer…
Azienda Agricola Gaggino boasts not one, but two, vineyards set in the stunning Monferrato hills of Piedmont and founded back in the early 1920’s by Gabriele’s great-grand father, Tommaso. Gabriele is uncharacteristically modest for a Piedmontese wine-maker, though is no less passionate for it. He’ll talk you to death about his production techniques, and
loves chatting about tractors too (don’t get him started on modern gear mechanisms).