Dolcetto is a grape variety that offers wines with a pleasant, fruity profile and relatively low levels of acidity, making it an approachable choice for everyday drinking. Originating from the Piedmont region of Italy, Dolcetto translates to "little sweet one," though the wines it produces are typically dry but fruit-forward, showcasing flavors of black cherry, licorice, and almond. It ripens earlier than Nebbiolo and Barbera, allowing winemakers to produce wines that are best enjoyed young, highlighting the varietal's fresh and lively character.