Dolcetto di Ovada is a medium bodied red wine produced from the Dolcetto grape. It typically shows aromas of cherry and forest fruits and is known for its prominent acidity. Dolcetto means ‘little sweet one’ in Italian, which provides insight into the grape’s capacity for giving fruity wines.
Dolcetto di Ovada takes its name from the town of Ovada in the south of Piedmont. There are however 22 villages that lie within the production zone. These are 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, Roccagrimalda, San Cristoforo, Silvano d’Orba, Tagliolo Monferrato and Trisobbio.