Daily Wine 11/6/2017

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Developed red fruits with notes of roses, thyme, and mushrooms.

Daily Wine 11/6/17:

Pecchenino – Bricco Botti – Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore – 2000

  • This wine is 100% Dolcetto from the now Dogliani DOCG of Piemonte in Italy.
  • Dolgliani was initially granted DOC status in 1974 and was promoted to DOCG in 2005 as Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore DOCG.
  • Soils here are medium-textured loosely packed calcareous soil and vineyards face south and south-west.
  • Maturation happens for two years in 25hl oak casks.
  • The name of Dogliani is mutated from Dolium Jani, meaning ‘the wine jar of Janus,’ a Roman god that visited the area to taste the wines and stored them in earthenware wine jars, called dolia. 
  • Dogliani is located a few miles south of Barolo and focuses on softer, fruitier Dolcetto. Dolcetto is known for having a low acidity level.
  • Pecchenino dates back to the end of the 1700’s and has always been family-run.
  • Orlando and Attilio took over in 1987.
  • The family owns 25 hectares and 22 of them are in Dogliani. The remaining three are in Monforte d’Alba.
  • Pair this with fresh pasta with tomatoes and formaggio.

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