Dogliani Superiore Vigna Tecc 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 more modern style of Dolcetto, highlighting what a grape that was previously only used for everyday wines can do. Matteo makes the wine using carefully selected grapes from the estate-owned south-facing Madonna delle Grazie vineyards.
Long, slow maturation brings out the best in this traditional Langhe wine so this wine ages twelve months in oak and a few in bottle. Vigna Tecc features more complexity and richness. It is fruity, full-flavored with good body and intense aromas of the forest. Lovely tannins and an almondy finish.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, Canada, USA, Japan
Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine Spectator92
- 2016 | Wine & Spirits90
- 2016 | James Suckling93
- 2015 | Wine Advocate90
- 2012 | Decanter92
- 2011 | International Wine Cellar90
- 2011 | Vinous90
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28 °C (82.4 °F)
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Vigna Tecc at the Madonna delle Grazie property
Calcareous marl and clay
380 meters (1,247 feet) above sea level
4,900-5,000 plants per hectare
Age of vines:
35 years old
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Great structure and aromas of fruit and spice. Great longevity.
Best served at 14-16 °C (57.2 - 60.8 °F).
Best paired with starters and first courses like pasta, risotto and soup. Great with vegetable or meat, pasta with or without tomato or ragout.
Alcohol cont. 14.5 % by vol.
Giuseppe Ca Viola