Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto di Dogliani
This estate was made famous by the first president of the Italian republic, but has been recently reinvigorated by Paola Einaudi and her husband Giorgio Ruffo. Though Dogliani-based, with 30 ha of Dolcetto vineyards, other plots provide grapes for top-flight Barolo. Costa Grimaldi is a very complete and harmonious Barolo with great intensity and a match for that from the recently acquired Cannubi vines. Both show real class and have excellent cellaring potential. Dense, intense Dolcetto needs a year or two but the crus are consistently among the best of the zone. The fruit-rich, oak-aged Langhe Luigi Einaudi blends Cabernet, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Merlot.
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