Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto di Dogliani Vigna Tecc 2009
Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ruby red in color, with a fruity bouquet; fresh and flavorful on the palate, with abundant red berry fruit and almond finish.
A versatile wine to pair just about any food, delightfully easy and fruity.
"The fruit verges on exotic, with flavors of wild cherry and chocolate and a hint of tobacco playing out on the smooth texture. There's grip underneath, but overall this is fresh and round. Drinkable now and serious enough for complex food. Drink now through 2015. 2,000 cases made."
"(the vines here are 60 to 70 years old; done entirely in stainless steel): Bright ruby. Primary aroma of medicinal black cherry. Concentrated, rich and sweet, with dark fruit flavors lifted by a floral element and pungent white soil notes. Smooth, ripe and very long. A terrific dolcetto."
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It all began in 1897, when 23-year-old Luigi Einaudi (Italy"s first President) purchased the first of the Einaudi estates at San Giacomo. Today, the President"s descendants have chosen to maintain continuity with their extraordinary heritage while looking to the future, turning the oldest wine property in the Dogliani area into a cutting-edge classic. Granddaughter Paola Einaudi,...
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(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...
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(dole-CHEH-toh) Piedmont's other grape Thoughts of Piedmont usually bring images of big tannic Barolos and Barbarescos, but an oft-forgotten everyday variety of the region is Dolcetto. Roughly translated, Dolcetto means little sweet one. While not exactly sweet, wine made from Dolcetto exudes light and fruity characteristics. Notable Facts Dolcetto is an early-ripening grape,...
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