Dogliani is a DOCG wine made from 100% Dolcetto grapes, named after the town of Dogliani, where Luigi Einaudi, second President of the Italian Republic, bought land and farms and became one of the first supporters and producers of Dolcetto di Dogliani, playing his part in promoting the name outside the area.
Dogliani DOCG is produced in the Western Langhe in the province of Cuneo, in an area characterised by steep rock faces of marine origin known as "calanchi", which give the area a wild and beautiful appearance. The vineyards are situated 300-600 metres above sea level, in clayey soils, sometimes with a fair amount of limestone.
Dogliani DOCG has a ruby red colour with violet highlights. The colour evokes the scents found in the bouquet, mostly of fruits of the forest, such as blackberry and raspberry, but also spices like cloves. Strongly tannic and dry on the palate, this is a very vinous wine with intense body.
BEST FOOD PAIRINGS
Dogliani DOCG is a wine to drink with meals, pairing well with everyday dishes, especially risottos and fresh egg pasta like ravioli, tajarin and tagliatelle with meat sauce.