Winephabet Street D is for Dolcetto

by | Sep 25, 2017

Last Monday was the monthly edition of Winephabet Street and Lori and I strolled down D street and explored Dolcetto. Honestly, I haven’t had many Dolchettos  so this was a great learning experience for me as well.

Dolchetto hails from the Piedmont region of Italy. There are seven DOC’s and one DOCG.  It’s one of the first grapes to be harvested in the region and with that, it has nice tannins and low acidity. Dolcetto is a wine that is meant to drink young, within 5 years of harvest.

For Winephabet Street, Lori and I each talk about two topics and we rotate each month.  This month I had Five Fun Facts, and the Characteristics of Dolcetto.  Lori took on the History and Food Pairings.  I didn’t even look at Lori’s information and made myself Jalapeno Popper Mac N Cheese for dinner and had it with my Dolcetto.  I wasn’t expecting it to go well with the wine but it did.  I attributed it to the bacon, but actually one of the best food pairings for Dolcetto is Mac n Cheese. Who knew.

Lori and I don’t live in the same area, she picked a Dolcetto di Dogliani and Paige from Boutique Wines & Spirits picked me out one from Dolcetto d’Alba. Both wines were under $20 from different areas of the region.  As you will see in the video, one wine had more purple hues and one was more garnet in color.

I hope you enjoy the video.  If you want the audio on the go, the podcast is below.  Don’t forget to sign up for next month’s Winephabet Street October 16. Sign up here 

Cheers!  Thanks for watching!


*Boutique Wines & Spirit is the official wine store for Hudson Valley Wine Goddess