Francesco Boschis Dolcetto di Dogliani Pianezzo 2015


SKU 02923


In the sleepy little township of Dogliani (located a few kilometers south of Barolo), Dolcetto is king. Nebbiolo is not suited to the terrain, and few Piemontese vintners choose the challenge of making a living without the famous Barolo or Barbaresco names. However, the Boschis family has been producing Dolcetto and Barbera wines on their family property since 1919. Plantings are at 550 meters, about 200-300 meters higher than those in Barolo and Barbaresco, resulting in a powerfully enhanced bouquet. Old vines (40-60 years) result in richly complex and ageworthy wines. The Dolcetto 'Pianezzo' is a blend from different plots and produces a young, fresh and classic expression of Dogliani. We had the pleasure of visiting the little-visited Dogliani region during a tour of Piedmont and we were struck by the beauty of the steep hillsides as well as by the passion of the local vintners. These folks embody the spirit of being farmers above all else, and have great pride in their singular wines which express the terroir of Dogliani and raise the bar for the Dolcetto grape. We would suggest pairing this Dogliani with the finest Piemontese-inspired menus. Risotto with truffles, meat and sage stuffed ravioli, all kinds of salumi and cured meats, beef and veal dishes as well as fine Italian cheeses.

'Francesco Boschis is a winery with a vocation for Dolcetto...What sets the wines from this lovely farm estate apart is their consistency, and on occasion rusticity, with intense, vigorously flavoursome fruit.' - Gambero Rosso Italian Wines (Italy's leading wine publication)

'If I had to name one superstar under the radar estate in Piedmont it might very well be Francesco Boschis. The wines are intense, delicious and reliably outstanding. Even better, because Boschis is based in Dogliani and works predominantly with Dolcetto, prices remain remarkably fair for this level of quality.' Antonio Galloni Vinous

'Every time I taste the Francesco Boschis’s wines, I can’t believe how this estate manages to remain so far under the radar. Once again, Boschis has turned out a superb set of wines loaded with personality. I can’t recommend these wines highly enough.' Wine Advocate
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Dolcetto di Dogliani
Brand Francesco Boschis