Poderi Luigi Einaudi Dogliani 2018
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Dolcetto di Dogliani|
|Brand||Poderi Luigi Einaudi|
The 2018 Dogliani is perfumed, deep and super-expressive. Like so many Doglianis in this vintage, the Einaudi is less bombastic than is often the case, and that is not a bad thing. Sweet floral, sage and spice notes complement a core of red and black berry fruit in a mid-weight yet deep Dogliani loaded with character.
During my visit to the winery, the 2018 Dogliani was described as a "delicate baby." The tannin management for the Dolcetto can be tricky. And while there has always been a careful selection process during harvest for the fruit ultimately used in the Dogliani, this year they decided to do less fruit thinning. The end product shows good acidity, a wine that is crunchy and elegant and not very heavy in the mouth. It it will flesh out with time. Production stands at 150,000 bottles.