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Pecchenino Societa'Agricola San Luigi Dolcetto 2015

The Experience

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Feeling calm
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Sparring Partner by Paolo Conte
Think About...
Rolling Italian hills
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The Oddbins Take

Nestled in the foothills of the most southerly part of the Alps in the green and fertile region of Piedmont, northern Italy, Dogliani is a haven for the Dolectto grape, which finds its most beguiling and approachable expression here.

Deeply fragrant and scented with red fruits and blossom, with pleasantly dusty, dry tannins, this is a wine that gently envelops you, with no sharp edges or brashness. A laid-back wine for heady, bucolic sunny days (come on England, you can do it).

The Vital Statistics

Dogliani, Piedmont
DOCG Dogliani
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Alcohol Units

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The Style

Dolcetto (100%)
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

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Olly Smith in The Daily Mail, 26/4/15: "Classy Italian punching well above its price point."

Victoria Moore in The Telegraph, 28/11/15: "Pure joy – a lithe, supple, smooth dolcetto, all black cherries and graceful bounce. Perfect with simple risottos, a slab of cold pork pie, or a leftovers raid."

Richard Hemming in The Purple Pages, 20/11/15: "Dolcetto. Red cherry, liquorice, mint and aniseed – very particular, and delicious! Loads of interest and flavour, very typical Italian flair, tight acidic line. Excellent refreshment and lightness."

The Pecchenino estate was born in the 18th century. It started out with only 8 hectares but today the estate stands at 25 hectares. Dolcetto makes up 65% of total production, but they also grow Barbera, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Orlando Pecchenino and Consulting Oenologist Beppe Caviola use a guyot vine training system and all the work is done by hand. They use organic methods of viniculture, involving minimal spraying and strictly no insecticides. Green harvesting brings final yields down to about 55–60 q/ha.

This wine is produced in the San Luigi of Dogliani area, one of the most famous area of production of Dolcetto grapes. In the municipality of Dogliani there are manuscripts dating back to 1,500. The vineyard is at 390-420 metres altitude and the vines are planted to a density vines of 5,500 plants/hectare. The yield per hectare is 60 quintals. In the winery, the wine was macerated on the skins for 10 days at 28C before being fermented with indigenous yeasts. It was aged in stainless steel.

A typical style of the region, this is a balanced Dolcetto, with a medium body, and deeply fragrant and scented with fruits. It has delightful aromas of blackberry, roses and a dry finish.

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