The color is ruby red, slightly opalescent. When young, the nose has subtle floral and whole fruity notes, with an added earthy note. Balsamic accents of liquorice and spices. The taste gives a feeling of freshness and great complexity. Long final, important but silky tannins. Savory at the end.
The history of the Chionetti family has been linked to the vine from the 19th century. The turning point came in 1912 when Giuseppe Chionetti bought the farm in a suitable area for vineyards in San Luigi in the town of Dogliani. Starting from this moment the Chionetti family linked it own name with the dolcetto wine they were selling to the biggest traders of the area. Gradually the sale of bottled wine, and consequently the Chionetti name, were established. But it is thanks to Quinto, grandson of the founder Giuseppe, that the marketing of the bottles with the name of the family really grew. Andrea then, the son of Quinto, decided to explore the potential of their vineyards and, as a result, they start to produce three crus: Sorì Briccolero, San Luigi, Vigna la Costa. In those years the company expanded significantly linking its name to the Dogliani wine and started to export abroad and in the US. In 1988, in the moment of maximum growth, Andrea and his daughter Elena died in a car accident. Quinto nonetheless continued the work that years before he had handed over to his son, leading the company with great determination in the new millennium. In 1999 Maria, the wife of Andrea, took the decision to help him, leaving her work in a bank. Finally in 2013, Quinto handed the reins over to his grandson Nicola, who decided to carry on the tradition of the production of the Dogliani, recuperating the vinification of the cru La Costa, already wanted by his father Andrea. Since 2015 the Chionetti family has purchased 3 vineyards in the Barolo area. The grapes are vinified separately, thus giving three distinct Barolo wines.
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