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Quinto Chionetti, the grandfather of the current owner Nicola Chionetti, bought a small vineyard, Roncaglie , in the Barolo municipality of La Morra a long time ago. This location is now one of the best crus in La Morra and the wines from this location impress with their elegance and harmony.
The hand-picking of the Nebbiolo grapes usually takes place in October. After the berries have been de-stemmed and lightly pressed, the mash ferments in wooden vats. The aging then takes place over a two-year period in large oak barrels. After all, the wine matures in the bottle for another six months.
The bouquet of this Barolo wine impresses with its fruity and floral aromas. Mainly dried roses, peaches and cherries, but there is also a spicy scent and a hint of liquorice. The Barolo feels warm and elegant on the palate. The tannins are fine, the balance is very good with a good finish and light earthy notes. This Barolo can be enjoyed immediately and for the next ten years. A perfect partner for lamb, game, red meat and aged cheese.
The producer Chionetto Quinto
The history of the Chionetti family has been linked to viticulture since the 19th century.
In 1912 Giuseppe Chionetti bought a company in the vineyards of San Luigi in the Dogliani municipality. From then on, the Chionetti family sold their Dolcetto wine to the largest traders in the region.
Little by little, the family started selling bottled wines, and the name Chionetti was formally established. But it is thanks to Quinto, the grandson of the founder Giuseppe, that the bottles were marketed with the The family name really increased.
Andrea, the son of Quinto, decided to explore the potential of the vineyards and so they started to produce three Dolcetti Crus: Sorì Briccolero, San Luigi, Vigna la Costa.
During these years the company expanded considerably. The Chionetti wines became synonymous with Dolcetto wines from Dogliani, and the family began to export abroad and to the USA. During his lifetime, Quinto received a recognized high reputation in the entire wine world and this continued after his death.
In 1988, at the moment of greatest growth, Andrea and his daughter Elena died in a car accident . However, Quinto continued the work he had handed over to his son years earlier and led the company into the new millennium with great determination. Quinto received a recognized high reputation in the entire wine world during his lifetime and this has continued after his death.
In 2013 Quinto finally handed over the reins to his grandson Nicola, who decided to continue the tradition of producing Dogliani and to resume the winemaking of Cru La Costa, which his father Andrea wanted.
Since In 2015 the Chionetti family acquired 3 vineyards in the Barolo area. The grapes are vinified separately, and now Chionetti produces three different Barolo Cru wines.