Dolcetto is a wine that has long been associated with the little town of Dogliani. One of the wine’s local promoters was a past President of the Italian Republic, Luigi Einaudi, who was born in the area and owned Dolcetto vineyards there.
Local producers’ dedication to quality was recognised in 2005 with the application of the Docg appellation to Dogliani Dolcetto, which can also be known simply as ‘Dogliani’.
Dogliani DOCG production area is located in Southern Piedmont. Some towns, such as Dogliani, Farigliano and Clavesana were founded in Roman or pre-Roman times, while Bastia , Belvedere Langhe, Cigliè, Monchiero, Rocca Cigliè, Roddino, Somano, were built during the Middle-Age on high hills to prevent invasions.
Dogliani is intensely ruby red in colour and possesses violet highlights. The perfume has strong notes of fresh fruit and flowers with blackberry and wild cherry to the fore. The flavour is dry and harmonious with a fine and bitterish after -taste including almonds. Modest acidity lends the wine a lively note
In 2018, 76 Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive (‘crus’) have been officially recognized.