One of the three main red grape varieties in Piedmont, North-West Italy. Stylistically this variety normally makes wines that are soft, round and fruity, due to the naturally low acidity of the grape. Flavours of liquorice, almonds and the hallmark "icing sugar" character can be found in the best examples. Usually Dolcetto makes for a light–bodied and early drinking style of wine, as it's not noted for its longevity. Dolcetto really comes into its own when paired with the right food. Try it with an authentic Italian Osso Buco!