B-21 Top Recommendation
Considered the birthplace of Dolcetto, Dogliani has enjoyed a fine reputation in Piedmont for delicious, elegant reds. Located just south of Barolo, among the rolling hills along the river Tanaro, the zone was elevated to DOC status in 1974, the superiore wines elevated to DOCG in 2011. Soon after, the other sub-zones (San Luigi Dogliani in particular) followed superiore into the ranks of DOCG. Having been in the zone as winemakers for four generations, the Pecchenino family is rightfully recognized as leading the way. What began as a family farm in the 18th century evolved into a 20 acre wine estate by the early 20th century under grandfather Attilio. International acclaim arrived in the '70s, thanks to the passionate work of Attilio's grandsons, Orlando and Attilio. They expanded the estate to 55 acres, securing the finest parcels on dense, calcareous soils at elevations of up to 1,400 feet. What these men are turning out today from their old vine parcels of pristine Dolcetto is without equal. Stunning values, you'll love them as everyday partners to your favorite meals – or solo as your new house red.