noun, often capitalized
dol·​cet·​to | \ dōl-ˈche-tō How to pronounce dolcetto (audio) \

Definition of dolcetto

: a light fruity red wine from the Piedmont region of Italy

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Luckily, a change in generations and sensibilities is giving lighter, brighter red wines enough cachet to goose demand and merit a few extra dollars per bottle, as with this pitch-perfect dolcetto from Italy’s Piedmont region. Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Pio Cesare Dolcetto d'Alba," 1 May 2018 Yet when the grapes are grown conscientiously in the right places, and the wine made carefully, dolcetto can be delightful. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "20 Wines for Under $20: Weeknight Pleasures for Relaxed Evenings," 21 Sep. 2017 Italian grapes such as montepulciano, dolcetto, sangiovese, and vermentino are now having a moment and will figure in Australia’s future. Elin Mccoy,, "Surprising Australian Wines Are Storming America’s Shores," 9 Oct. 2017 This super juicy blend of dolcetto, barbera, and nebbiolo from Mendocino gets better every year. Elin Mccoy,, "The Wilder Side of Rosé: New Types of Pink to Drink This Summer," 12 May 2017 People have told me there were times when dolcetto was more expensive than Barolo. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Tokaji Aszu Wines Are a Taste of Hungarian Sweetness NOV. 30, 2015," 11 Nov. 2016 Few would dispute the contention that dolcetto is a modest wine. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "The Profound Modesty of Good Dolcetto," 22 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of dolcetto

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dolcetto

Italian, a grape variety, wine made from the grape, from dolcetto somewhat sweet, from dolce

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