DOC - Controlled Denomination of Origin
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The grapes hail from the municipalities of Ovada, Belforte Monferrato, Bosio, Capriata d'Orba, Carpeneto, Casaleggio Boiro, Cassinelle, Castelletto d'Orba, Cremolino, Lerma, Molare, Montaldeo, Montaldo Bormida, Mornese, Morsasco, Parodi Ligure, Prasco, Rocca Grimalda, San Cristoforo, Silvano d'Orba, Tagliolo Monferrato or Trisobbio.
In addition to the organoleptic characteristics and pairings suggested in the description sheet, it should be noted that, with a minimum alcohol content of 12.5° and at least 1 year of ageing, Dolcetto d'Ovada is titled as a “superior” wine. This red wine is suitable for consumption when young, with ageing recommended only for the “superior” quality. It generally pairs with first course dishes, meats and cheeses, being best consumed at a temperature of 16-20° C. Yield (grape/hectare): 80 q | Maximum grape yield: 70.0% | Natural alcohol in the grape: 11.0% | Minimum alcohol of the wine: 11.5% | Net dry extract: 22.0‰
Type of Recognition: D.O.C. - Established in the Official Journal of 30-11-1972, no. 311
Vine varieties allowed for its production: Dolcetto varietal: 100.0%.