Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto di Dogliani 2009

Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 108547
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • RP90
  • 1998
  • WS86

Winemaker's Notes

Dogliani is a historic Dolcetto terroir. In fact, the variety is thought to have originated here and Einaudi was the first estate ever to produce and bottle under this appellation. Matures 8-10 months in stainless steel vats & 2 months in bottle previous to release. Ruby red, fruity bouquet, fresh & flavorful, with abundant red berry fruit, an an almond finish. Wonderfully versatile with food, the regular Dolcetto can be enjoyed quite young.

Critical Acclaim

"Supple and harmonious, offering ripe black cherry, raspberry, dark chocolate and iron aromas and flavors. The vibrant structure keeps this defined and persistent as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2014."
90 Points

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Rating:
(1/3/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
This is a smooth, medium bodied Dolcetto from Italy. It is a great wine to start with if you haven't tried a red from Piedmont before. It has a nice balance of fruit flavors and light enough that it is not too overwhelming. I was pleasantly surprised by this wine.
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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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Learn About Piedmont

(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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Learn About Dolcetto

(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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