From vintage 2011, all Dolcetto wines made in Dogliani will receive DOCG recognition, which is the highest quality expression for a wine inItaly. This garantee of origin will include two kinds of wines with two different production regulations: Dogliani and Dogliani Superiore. The latter will have a minimal alcohol content of 13% and must age one year in barrel.
Moreover, the DOC status of the Dolcettos coming from the Langhe Monregalesi will become part of the DOCG status of Dogliani, reaching a production of more than 5 millions bottles.
For this reason, on the new indication won’t appear the word Dolcetto, even if it is the only grape variety which is allowed for the production: this decision was taken in order to give the territory more value, so that the wine, as happened for the Roero and Barolo, will bear the name of the place and not that of the grape variety. A brave choice made from the producers, because they are aware of their product’s quality.
Dolcetto di Dogliani 2010 DOC Cà Neuva we are tasting today is an all-course wine that can be drunk also during Summer, maybe serving it at a little lower temperature than the optimal.
It has an intense ruby red colour with a winy and elegant aroma and an intense fruit with notes of cherry and wild berries.
Dry on the palate, there is a good balance between acidity and tannins. It is an half-bodied wine with a pleasantly bitter note on the finish.
An easy-to-drink wine, perfect to start a dinner with all the typical Piedmontese antipasti, but it also goes very well with first courses, meats and cheese.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C