Dogliani DOCG

Few wineries are as intertwined with the history of Italy as Poderi Einaudi, which was founded by the first president of the Italian Republic – one of the most highly respected in its history– to be democratically elected by his peers (in 1948).
But in 1897, he had already begun making wine, having bought his very first farmstead in San Giacomo, Dogliani. The properties have grown exponentially since then and include estates in the most sought-after areas of the region, reaching 160 hectares (395 acres), with over 60 hectares (148 acres) under vine. The cellar itself has been totally renovated and expanded. Most of it is underground and temperature/humidity-controlled, which provides ideal conditions for the wines.
Today Einaudi is owned and run by great-grandson Matteo Sardagna, who works with enologist Beppe Ca Viola, Zvonimir Jurkovic, cellar master and vineyard manager, and Roberto Mozzone, logistics manager.
Matteo and his team make elegant wines with a strong identity that honor their legacy and Matteo’s commitment to the land, values and traditions of his family and the Langhe area.

A traditional wine, made by Luigi Einaudi as far back as 1920. From three different estate-owned vineyards in Dogliani with good altitudes, calcareous marl and clay soil and southeastern, southern and southwestern exposure. The wine is raised twelve months in stainless steel and a few months in bottle. The embodiment of its terroir, it is rich, fresh, fruity, full of flavor and easy to drink, featuring a slight almond note on this finish, a hallmark of the Dolcetto grape.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, Canada, USA, Japan

Most recent awards

  • 2014 | Wine Spectator92
  • 2017 | James Suckling92
  • 2015 | Wine Advocate90
  • 2012 | Vinous90
Grape Varieties:

100% Dolcetto

Fermentation container:

Concrete tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

4-5 days

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

28 °C (82.4 °F)

Length of maceration:

4-5 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Stainlesss steel

Container size:

15,000 L

Bottling period:

Several times during the year

Aging before bottling:

5-6 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

San Giacomo and Madonna delle Grazie

Vineyard location:

Dogliani, Piedmont

Soil composition:

Calcareous marl and clay

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

350 meters (1,150 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,900-5,000 plants per hectare

Exposure:

Southern/southeastern/western/southwestern

Years planted:

2005

Age of vines:

14 years old

Time of harvest:

Late September

Total yearly production (in bottles):

120,000

Tasting notes:

Ruby red in color, with a fruity bouquet; fresh and flavorful on the palate, with abundant red berry fruit and almond finish.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 14-16 °C (57.2 - 60.8 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with starters and first courses like pasta, risotto and soup. Great with vegetable or meat salads, pasta with or without tomato or ragout.

Aging potential:

3-4 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol cont. 13 % by vol.

Winemaker:

Giuseppe Ca Viola