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Old 01-13-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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Dolcetta anyone?

Anybody else like Dolcetta De Alba? It is one of my favorite types of Italian wines. It goes great with food and is very drinkable. I don't see it around as much as other types though.

Anyone else a fan

some good recs?

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Old 01-19-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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I've never heard of this one - what is it?
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:48 PM   #3
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oh crud why do I always feminize the ending... Dolcetto woud be correct

it is an Italian Red from Piemonte... most commonly Dolcetto D'Alba ... nice everyday drinking wine great with tomato sauces and stuff... usually pretty inexpensive and tasty one of my favorites but there is usually not much of it on the shelves at more basic shops.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:37 AM   #4
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PanchHambre, about a year ago we fell in love with "Adesso...Cagnina di Romagna", which has since become our "table wine". (Cagnina = ca-nee-na, as there is no "g" in the Italian language). This wine is from the Romagna region, just south of Venice, since the 13th century, and has been called Cagnina since that time. It is grapey, smooth as silk, and unctuousley sweet.

Since we purchase this by the case, I'm not sure what the per bottle runs, but from what I remember, it runs between $12 and $16 per bottle. Being Italian, and eating many a dish that is made with tomatoes or veggies, this goes well with.
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:30 AM   #5
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...about a year ago we fell in love with "Adesso...Cagnina di Romagna", which has since become our "table wine". (Cagnina = ca-nee-na, as there is no "g" in the Italian language)...
This information is incorrect. I speak Italian and there sure is a "g". The word for "cat" is "gatto"... ever have "gnocchi" (small potato dumplings)? The union of "gn" does produce a different sound in italian than in english, however the 'g' is not silent. Instead when found together with the 'n' they join to create a sound similar to the "ny" in the word "canyon". Therefore, "Cagnina" would sound more like "ca-nyee-na" if you use the 'canyon' guideline. Pronouncing it without that "ny" sound, the word could be misinterpreted as "canina" which would mean "canine".

I am familiar with the Dolcetto D'Alba from Piemonte, although I have only had it once. I did like it but would need to try a few more times to get a better impression. They are not easily found everywhere.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:40 AM   #6
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This information is incorrect. I speak Italian and there sure is a "g". The word for "cat" is "gatto"... ever have "gnocchi" (small potato dumplings)? The union of "gn" does produce a different sound in italian than in english, however the 'g' is not silent. Instead when found together with the 'n' they join to create a sound similar to the "ny" in the word "canyon". Therefore, "Cagnina" would sound more like "ca-nyee-na" if you use the 'canyon' guideline.

i am italian and i agree with "Seven S" for the italian Lesson.

But "Cagnina" is interpreted like "female dog", infact in italian Cane = Dog, Cagna = female dog and "Cagnina" is a slang word to mean "a little female dog". Finally the wine bites like a bitch =)
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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Pancho,

I am a big fan of Piemonte Red Wines ...

Are you aware that D.C. has a lovely wine Section ?

Ciao,
Margaux Cintrano.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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Dear Pancho, my father's family comes from Piemonte, so I'm very familiar with dolcetto, and all the other awesome Piedmontese wines. Among the red wines from Piedmont, dolcetto and barbera are my best choice, in all their variations across that beautiful region.
In fact, talking only about the DOC wines (DOC, and DOP, are Italian and European Union quality labels) we can taste dolcetto d'Acqui, your dolcetto d'Alba, dolcetto d'Asti, dolcetto delle Langhe Monregalesi, dolcetto di Diano d'Alba, dolcetto di Dogliani, dolcetto di Ovada...
As you can see, quite every corner of Italy proudly makes its peculiar wines, slightly (or not so slightly...) different front their nearby cousins.

As we say here, alla salute!
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Luca, Buonasera,

Thanks for your informative post.

Have fab wkend.
Ciao, Margi.
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Luca, Buonasera,

Thanks for your informative post.

Have fab wkend.
Ciao, Margi.
You're welcome!
But you're the true wine connoisseur, I'm just a poor country boy trying to wash some dust from his throat with anything but water

Buon fine settimana to you
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