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.