Take the crown! – it is set with the ten belltowers which define the Dogliani appellation, home to the original Dolcetto and to most of Clavesana’s Covintners: Dogliani, Farigliano, Belvedere Langhe, Monchiero, Murazzano, Marsaglia, Piozzo, Cigliè, Roccacigliè plus the Comune of Clavesana itself, which is known also for being the Porta di Langa – piemontese for “entrance to the Langhe wine district”. The Dolcetto that overdelivers? We do have “la quadra” for it: we square it away. The crown-label measures 10 cm x 10 cm: 100% Dolcetto. The backlabel measures 49 square cm. It crowns our work since our 50th anniversary: square one.
Dolcetto has been praised for being “one of Italy’s top wines and, yet, underrated; a classic that’s always contemporary, above and beyond fashion, with a quality of great merit and superior to many prestigious and far more expensive wines, a wine with some absolute peaks of excellency. It is one of the tastiest reds of our Peninsula:” (Ernesto Gentili and Fabio Rizzari, 25th August 2010)
A Dolcetto Dolcetto is called Dogliani. This is the first label of the first Dolcetto grower of Earth. It retains the largest number of Piemonte’s highest vineyards in a worth greater than their sum. This label is 80% of Clavesana’s wine and it represents one of Italy’s top wine producers according to the 2013 Gambero Rosso, Luca Maroni, Espresso, Luigi Veronelli. It also won Silver at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 and at Séléctions Mondiales 2012. We got the award, the trophy is yours to keep.
IL CLOU DI CLAVESANA
This is Dolcetto’s blueprint from those Giornate with the most dense ancestral mothervine-population, high above the village of Dogliani – 66 Giornate to date. In all 1400 Giornate we carry the day to make a Clou of it domani. That’ll be the day Piemonte will have its largest nursery.
SANSOSSI’ IN CLAVESANA
Dolcetto with a radical infusion of China Calisaya bark. In every radical adjustment we undergo a test. It needs inordinate self-confidence to face drastic change without inner trembling, without souci.