Italian Excellence: Discover Auto Vino Dolcetto

At Auto Vino, we create a masterpiece with our Dolcetto wine. We meticulously age it in French oak barrels from esteemed forests like Limousin, Nevers, and Allier, imparting a distinctive flavor profile. Our label, Dolcetto, celebrates Italian winemaking and iconic eras of car racing through unique artwork. Our Dolcetto wine is exclusively available at select events, giving our guests a rare and sophisticated experience. Welcome to Auto Vino, where car racing meets Italian viticulture.

The Essence of Dolcetto

Dolcetto is a black wine grape variety from Piedmont, Italy. Despite its name, Dolcetto wines are dry and have rich fruit flavors of black cherry and licorice. Our Dolcetto grapes grow in Gilroy’s fertile soils, where we carefully handpick and expertly transform them into wine at the Woodside Vineyards’ winery using meticulous winemaking techniques. The result is a wine that expresses Dolcetto’s Italian heritage while embracing the unique terroir of Gilroy.

Barrel Aging: Elevating Dolcetto to New Heights

In our winemaking process, French oak barrels play a pivotal role in enhancing the complexity and depth of our Dolcetto wine. These carefully selected barrels infuse subtle hints of vanilla, spice, and toast, elevating the wine’s flavor profile to new heights. A controlled oxidation process occurs as the wine matures within these barrels, softening the tannins and contributing to a plush texture and velvety mouthfeel, creating a luxurious sensory experience with every sip.

Aging Potential and Cellaring Recommendations

Attention wine enthusiasts! Our Dolcetto wine is a must-try for those who appreciate aged wines. This particular wine has the potential to develop complexity and depth over time, making it an ideal choice for those who wish to explore the nuances of aged wines. To ensure that our Dolcetto retains its flavor and quality, we recommend storing it in a cool, dark place with a consistent temperature and humidity. As it ages, the wine will continue to evolve and develop new layers of flavor, creating a truly enriching experience for the discerning palate.

Tasting Notes and Pairing Suggestions

Our Dolcetto wine boasts diverse flavors, from light and fruity to structured and complex, depending on the crop and winemaking process. Expect youthful exuberance with vibrant fruit flavors and a slightly bitter finish reminiscent of almonds. Best enjoyed while young, our Dolcetto pairs harmoniously with dishes that complement its Italian heritage, such as pasta with rich meat sauces, hearty stews, or a simple charcuterie and cheese platter.

An Exclusive Experience

Exclusively available at Auto Vino events, our Dolcetto wine offers a unique opportunity to indulge in a wine that encapsulates the spirit of Italian winemaking and the adventurous essence of car racing. We invite you to join us at our next event, where you can savor this exquisite wine and immerse yourself in the world of Auto Vino. Experience a tale of tradition, passion, and innovation with every sip. Cheers to unforgettable moments at Auto Vino.