Wine Detail

Dogliani Superiore Vigna dei Prey

Wine name:Dogliani Superiore Vigna dei Prey

Appellation:DOGLIANI SUPERIORE DOCG

Zone:Dogliani - Roddino

Cru:Vigna dei Prey

Vineyard extension (hectares):2

Blend:100% Dolcetto

Vineyard age (year of planting):Dolcetto 1990

Soil Type:Calcarous tending to clayey

Exposure:South-West

Altitude:500 meters above sea level

Colour:Deep ruby red

Nose:Concentrated, very intense, blackberry, blueberry

Flavour:Well-structured, soft, slightly tannic, pleasant acidity, long finish

Serving temperature (°C):18

Match with:Suitable for the whole meal, very elaborate red meat dishes, game

Average no. bottles/year:5,000

Dry extract g/l:

Acidity g/l:

Grape yield per hectare tons:6

Notes:

Dolcetto di Dogliani Vigna Prey DOC is Dogliani Vigna Prey DOCG starting from the 2006 vintage. The Dogliani DOCG appellation was established in 2005.

 

The alcoholic fermentation and the malolactic fermentation are spontaneous.

 

Vinification and ageing

Alcoholic fermentation and maceration with the skins for 6/7 days in steel vessels, at a temperature between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius. The must is pumped over several times a day. Malolactic fermentation in steel. Maturing in steel for 1 year.

Wine Producer

BOSCHIS

Website:http://www.boschisfrancesco.it

Address:Frazione Pianezzo, 57 12063 Dogliani CN

Owner:Mario Boschis

Year of establishment:1968

Total annual production:40000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):11

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):1.3ha Barbera 8.5ha Dolcetto 0.5ha Freisa 0.4ha Grignolino 0.5ha Sauvignon

Vine training system:
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:50% tilled, 50% grass left between the vines

Type of viticulture:practicing organic (Agricoltura Ecocompatibile Misura Agroambientale CEE 214.1)

Harvest period:From the second week of September to mid October

Agronomist:Marco and Mario Boschis

Oenologist:Paolo Boschis

History

Mario Boschis manages this lovely estate in Dogliani (province of Cuneo) supported by his two sons Paolo and Marco. This Azienda is completely family run and, apart from the family members, there are no employees.  The family prefers to keep their property small and to concentrate on the vineyards that are most suitable for Dolcetto and for the other varieties that are grown, such as Grignolino, Freisa and Barbera.
Dolcetto di Dogliani has always been acknowledged as the finest expression of the varietal.
Mario Boschis produces an excellent Dolcetto di Dogliani from many different plots. There’s a springtime freshness about this Dolcetto that makes it a classic Dogliani wine: fine, floral and reminiscent of wild cherries.
The vineyards stand at 550 meters above sea level at an ideal altitude for Dolcetto. This variety prefers an even climate and mainly calcareous soil. All these conditions are found here.
Fodder (10 head of “Piemontese” cattle are kept on the property) and hazelnut trees are grown on the plots with clayey soil. “Piemontese” cattle is utilized for its (delicious) meat, but Francesco, Mario’s father, used to work the vineyards with oxen of this breed. The manure is used as fertilizer. There are also some beehives which are a passion of Marco’s. As bees are very sensitive to pollution, environmental friendly practices are strictly followed throughout the whole estate.
The delightful labels of the wines are watercolours and engravings of Teresita Terreno, a local artist. Each one represents a particular season and distinctive features of this area. The label of Dogliani Superiore Vigna del Ciliegio is designed, instead, by a neighbour: this is the only Dolcetto which matures in wood (the others mature in steel), so that the Boschis family decided that the label should also be different from the other ones.
Mario’s two sons work full-time at the estate: Paolo is an oenological technician and is more experienced in the cellar, Marco is an excellent viticulturist.
The Boschis family also makes a Barbera d’Alba, a Langhe Barbera, a Langhe Freisa, a Piemonte Grignolino and a Langhe Sauvignon Blanc.      

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