Dogliani Superiore is a DOCG wine made from 100% Dolcetto, named after the area that links the Barolo and Alta Langa areas, the Cuneo plain and the Langhe valleys. Dolcetto is an antique grape variety, mentioned by the municipal orders of Dogliani as early as 1593. Historically, the Dolcetto grape was used in trade with Liguria: oil, salt and anchovies (among the basic ingredients of bagna cauda, a traditional Piedmontese garlic and anchovy dip served hot with vegetables) were supplied from the coast in exchange for Dolcetto wine. The grapes were also used as currency in exchange for calves reared on the plains, so that the hillside cattle sheds were stocked with purebred livestock.
Dogliani Superiore 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 250-600 metres above sea level, in clayey soils, sometimes with a fair amount of limestone.
Dogliani Superiore DOCG has a ruby red colour with a slight garnet hue that develops with age. The bouquet offers fruity notes of fruits of the forest and other summer fruits with a vinous touch, like cherry. Beautifully elegant and drinkable on the palate, with a pleasant contrast between balsamic sensations and a slightly almond finish.
BEST FOOD PAIRINGS
Dogliani Superiore DOCG maintains the characteristic drinkability of Dolcetto and Dogliani. It lends itself well to pairing with tasty dishes, those typically served on Sundays, like lasagne or pasta with meat sauce, continuing its ideal partnership with roast meats as well as stuffed vegetables or escalopes with mushrooms.