Bottega del vino Dolcetto di Dogliani

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THE VINEYARDS


The name "cru" indicates a specific vineyard with certain conditions of climate and soil from which a wine with particular and recognizable characteristics is produced. The special qualities of these cru have always been known instinctively and traditionally by those working the land or trading the grapes, long before they were officially defined through geological analysis and careful studies. It is important that the place-names identified with these areas remain unchanged and solidly anchored to this unique territory. We of Dogliani are so familiar with these special parcels of land that we sometimes take them for granted, forgetting their worth and importance much in the same way that we all take for granted the air that we breathe and the beating of our hearts.
The website provides two versions of the mapping of the area’s vineyards, a general version and a more detailed version carried out by Alessandro Masnaghetti in different times. In 2006, issue n. 11 of the Enogea magazine he publishes included an initial classification of the most remarkable vineyards of the Dolcetto di Dogliani territory, along with a description of the macro-zone they are located in.
In 2011-12, he published a second and more detailed mapping of the vineyards, as requested by the Bottega del Vino di Dogliani producers. Given the land’s size and configuration, it has been divided in two areas on the map: on one side the towns of Dogliani, Monchiero, Roddino and Somano, on the other Clavesana, Farigliano, Bastia Mondovì, Belvedere Langhe, Ciglié and Rocca Ciglié, with the precise identification of the vignerons and exact description of the locations and wines produced.
The indication of differents cru is a valuable starting point for any further investigation or research into the special aptitude of this area for growing Dolcetto. This classification, however, has no regulatory or legislative value (unlike the French "classement").
In the following website sections of the Dogliani's sub-zones, we give a summary of Masnaghetti's article.