Dolcetto comes from Italy's north-west region of Piemonte, and is often referred to as the younger cousin of Nebbiolo and Barbera. Dolcetto means ‘sweet little one’. But, paradoxically, the wines are often quite dry with light earthy tannins. The fruit produces wines that are perfumed and deep in colour with hints of blackberry, dark plum, black cherry, cacao, and violet. So it goes well with a late afternoon charcuterie board, roast chicken, pizzas, and pastas with mushrooms or meat sauces and pizzas.