Dolcetto possesses thirteen Denominations in Piedmont and, among these, Dolcetto d’Alba is the best known and also the most plentiful in terms of bottles produced per year.
The Dolcetto region can be divided roughly into two wide strips: one stretching towards Barolo and the other running from Alba towards the Belbo Valley, where a particular terroir produces very fine and light Dolcettos. In the High Langa (Alta Langa) region, production continues until Cortemilia where the vine was once widely cultivated along stone terraces.
Dolcetto d’Alba possesses a youthful fragrance, with a ruby and violet colour and a fresh and fruity perfume. The flavour is completely dry, full and harmonious with a pleasant after- taste of bitter almonds.