Bottega del vino Dolcetto di Dogliani

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OBTAINING DOCG: DOGLIANI'S COURSE


To obtain DOCG status a wine must demonstrate its superior prestige over a period of at least 10 years, during which it is produced and bottled. At the end of this time, a national governing board must decide whether to accept its candidacy or not. To substantiate its request, Dogliani has presented ten vintages of Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore of the wine types governed in 1974 that had a more incisive and particular character as compared to Dolcettos conceived as easy and early-drinking wines. The bottles were tasted by a special commission by the Ministry for Agricultural Policies and, after a waiting period, in 2005 born the first DOCG Dogliani.
After a five-year run-in period with the DOCG appellation rules, and following a series of meetings between the producers, the time came to bring the two separate sets of rules and regulations for Dolcetto di Dogliani DOC and Dogliani DOCG under the same Dogliani DOCG appellation. The new set of rules and regulations was introduced in 2011 and provides for the division into the two Dogliani DOC and Dogliani Superiore DOCG wine types.