budget friendly estate bottled italy low intervention sustainably farmed

Pecchenino San Luigi Dolcetto di Dogliani 2012

Bees foraging for autumn nourishment amongst the marigolds.

I was delighted to find a Dolcetto di Dogliani under $15 in my local wine shop, so delighted in fact that I gave it a pour the very same evening. The Pecchenino estate was founded in the late 1700’s and is a family estate that has been handed down from father to son for generations. It is currently headed by brothers Orlando and Attilio Pecchenino and comprises 25 hectares. With Orlando’s belief that “the quality of his wine is strictly related to the natural health of his vineyard, there is a focus of growing grapes with the lowest possible impact on nature. They practice sustainable farming without the use of any chemicals, and only native, natural yeasts are used in order to preserve the characteristics and personality of the grapes.

Bright red-violet in colour with aromas of wild cherry, candied violet and earth. Vibrant strawberry and cherry flavours joined hints of smoked herbs and a bright acidity in the medium body, whilst pink peppercorn and traces of bitter almond comprised the cleansing, moderate finish. Exuberant and friendly, this is an excellent value and fantastic for sipping on its own or with a wide variety of dishes.

100% Dolcetto
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Pecchenino
13.5% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2015

Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator
Rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast

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