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Chionetti Vigna La Costa Dolcetto Dogliani 2018 DOCG is a very harmonious and full-bodied Dolcetto of the extra class. The grapes come from the Vigna la Costa vineyard, which is a good 400m above sea level is. The vines have an average age of 50 years and produce berries of the highest quality.
At the beginning of September, the grapes are harvested by hand and then destemmed and lightly pressed. Fermentation then takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The expansion takes place in large oak barrels and lasts 2 years. The Dolcetto is not filtered and is finally sold after six months of bottle aging.
This organic wine has very complex notes, is very balanced, concentrated with fine-grained tannins and a long finish. A top-class Dolcetto. The Dolcetto is ready to drink immediately and for the next 8 years. A good accompaniment to lamb, poultry, risotto and aged cheeses.
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 farm in the San Luigi vineyards in the municipality of Dogliani. From that point on, the Chionetti family sold their Dolcetto wine to the largest dealers in the region.
Little by little, the family began selling bottled wine and the Chionetti name was formally established. But it is thanks to Quinto, the grandson of the founder Giuseppe, that the marketing of the bottles bearing the family name really grew.
Andrea, Quinto's son, decided to explore the potential of the vineyards and thus they began to produce three Dolcetti Crus: Sorì Briccolero, San Luigi, Vigna la Costa.
During these years the company expanded significantly. The Chionetti wines became synonymous with Dolcetto wines from Dogliani and the family began exporting abroad and to the United States. Quinto received a recognized high reputation throughout the wine world during his lifetime 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 passed on to his son years earlier and led the company into the new millennium with great determination. Quinto was held in high esteem throughout the wine world during his lifetime and this continued after his death.
Finally, in 2013, Quinto handed over the reins to his grandson Nicola, who decided to continue the tradition of producing Dogliani and to resume the vinification of Cru La Costa, which his father Andrea had 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.