Dolcetto d'Ovada, 2013
Taste Profile Where it's from
Dolcetto is one of Piedmont’s overlooked grapes, with Nebbiolo and Barbera stealing the limelight. Tacchini are a premium producer, located in a natural amphitheatre in Monferrato. In local dialect Dolcetto stands for ‘little sweet one’ – a good description for the grape. Low acidity means Dolcetto is usually consumed young – Tacchini being a top producer have made a wine which has aged very well. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
For more than three generations the Tacchino family has produced superb fresh and vibrant wines in Castelletto d’Orba in Monferrato, Piedmont.
This is perfect wine country as the hills provide a natural amphitheatre which protects the vineyards from the northerly winds. Alessio and Romina represent the new Tacchino generation and have certainly inherited their father’s and grandfather’s passion, which when blended with modern wine-making methods, equipment and a rigorous attention to detail, result in a range of wines of outstanding elegance and purity.
Tacchino’s vines are spread over 25 hectares, about half of which benefit from a south/south-easterly aspect and great care is taken to restrict yields.
The Dolcetto d’Ovada, often awarded the coveted Three Glasses award, is intense with rich damson fruit flavours.
Works well with
Spicy red fruits, with some notes of damson give this Dolcetto a crisp, almost bitter edge on the palate. Acidity is relatively low, and tannins are ripe, so this will work well with a wide variety of foods.
Try it with some pan-fried duck breasts, or a mushroom risotto. Also a great partner for soft, hard and blue cheeses – wonderful with Taleggio, Pecorino, Dolcelatte and Gorgonzola.
|Region||Dolcetto d'Ovada, Piedmont|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|