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Raineri Dogliani Zovetto

  • Denomination: DOCG
  • Grape variety: Dolcetto 100%
  • Vineyard in: Zovetto in Farigliano
  • Average production: 10000 bottles; 1250 cases
  • Grape yield per hectare: 6,5-7 tons
  • Exposure and altitude: south, south-east, 1300 feet a.s.l.
  • Type of soil: marls of clay and limestone
  • Age of vineyard and growing system: 45 year old, guyot


  • Partially managed completely by hand: just too steep and dangerous to use any sort of motorized vehicle.
  • Sustainable, with grass kept short, copper and sulfur.
  • At least two green harvests between July and August, followed by manual selection at picking time. Grapes harvested by hand in mid-September in 20kg crates.

Vinification & Aging

  • Clusters are crushed and destemmed in the cellar. Fermentation and maceration last about 8 days at controlled temperature (27°-28°C; 80°-82°F) in stainless steel horizontal fermenter.
  • One month of malolactic fermentation followed by eight months aging in stainless steel vat prior to bottling. No filtration, no fining.

Sensory characteristics

  • Color: deep ruby-red tones purplish highlighted
  • Nose: deep, fruity, cherry and plum, grapey
  • Palate: grapey, full, deep and lasting, sweet tannins, balanced, typical nutty aftertaste
  • Serving temperature: 16°-17°C; 61°-63°F
  • Aging potential: 2-5 years
  • Pairing: cheese and crackers, any appetizer, pasta, pizza, cured meat
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