Roagna

Dolcetto d'Alba

8.9363 ratings
9.070 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Dolcetto
Top Notes For
Ivonne Nill

Great value, juicy red and black frit, vibrant acidity, gentle tannins, 12.5% ABV, easy to drink but with enough complexity to stand up to red meat.

Production details: Fermentation in large wood casks with pied de cuve from indigenous yeas lasting ten days. Ancient technique of maceration by splinting the submerged cap (?) process which lasts for at least 90 – 100 days. The wine is then aged in a neutral oak barrel for approximately one year.

Great value, juicy red and black frit, vibrant acidity, gentle tannins, 12.5% ABV, easy to drink but with enough complexity to stand up to red meat.

Production details: Fermentation in large wood casks with pied de cuve from indigenous yeas lasting ten days. Ancient technique of maceration by splinting the submerged cap (?) process which lasts for at least 90 – 100 days. The wine is then aged in a neutral oak barrel for approximately one year.

Nov 10th, 2018
James Forsyth

I really like this wine. It's such a classy Dolcetto. Savory and floral in a midweight style and chewy tannins. Terrific wine and amazing to have a bottle from one of the very top Barolo producers for under $20.

I really like this wine. It's such a classy Dolcetto. Savory and floral in a midweight style and chewy tannins. Terrific wine and amazing to have a bottle from one of the very top Barolo producers for under $20.

Aug 14th, 2018
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.1

Crazy value, tons of flavor, lots of fruit, but very grounded by honest earth, light, clean, great with food, scary that they can do this for 17 bucks. Real handmade wine.

Crazy value, tons of flavor, lots of fruit, but very grounded by honest earth, light, clean, great with food, scary that they can do this for 17 bucks. Real handmade wine.

6 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2013
Tom Kobylarz

There is Dolcetto, and then there is Roagna Dolcetto. I have been drinking this since the 2006 or so vintage and this is the best version yet. Cheap, generous, with snap and juicy dark red fruits. Gulpable with a bowl of pasta, a harmonious pairing with sage spiked lamb bolognese. Only 12% abv!! Back up the truck and drink it right away, this is best fresh and not for aging. #roagna

There is Dolcetto, and then there is Roagna Dolcetto. I have been drinking this since the 2006 or so vintage and this is the best version yet. Cheap, generous, with snap and juicy dark red fruits. Gulpable with a bowl of pasta, a harmonious pairing with sage spiked lamb bolognese. Only 12% abv!! Back up the truck and drink it right away, this is best fresh and not for aging. #roagna

4 people found it helpfulJul 27th, 2016
Caleb Schiff

Fresh, funk, juicy and bitter on the palate. Great value. BTG at Pizzi starting this week.

Fresh, funk, juicy and bitter on the palate. Great value. BTG at Pizzi starting this week.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2017
Jesse Dang

YESica Alba

YESica Alba

2 people found it helpfulMay 17th, 2013
Josh Grove

"Very terroir!", says Mrs. Grove. Her code for a wine with the good funk.

"Very terroir!", says Mrs. Grove. Her code for a wine with the good funk.

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2014
Sam Decker

Lots of funky, foresty depth.

Lots of funky, foresty depth.

Apr 16th, 2017
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

8.8

Maybe a bit too much vanilla, raspberry jam component on the nose. Very fresh acidity which I really like.

Maybe a bit too much vanilla, raspberry jam component on the nose. Very fresh acidity which I really like.

Feb 29th, 2016
Rohit Topiwala

Bright fruitiness makes this my favorite Dolcetto for the night....

Bright fruitiness makes this my favorite Dolcetto for the night....

Dec 1st, 2015