AN AREA OF EXCELLENCE: LANGHE
In 2014, Unesco recognized as a World Heritage the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato.
In the description, it is said that these landscapes are “an exceptional living testimony of the historical tradition of vine cultivation, of winery processes, of a social and rural environment and economical background that are based on wine culture”.
Chionetti wines are created in Dogliani, in this extraordinary territory of Langhe, in Piedmont.
DOGLIANI: AN ANCIENT STORY
The Dogliani DOCG, from 100% Dolcetto grapes, is a wine with a great potential and a complex character.
It is a complete wine in which one may find at the same time the austerity of great Piedmont wines and the round- ness of a fragrant fruit. It can age while preserving coolness, scents and colour.
Vines are grown in this area since the IV century B.C. by Celtic populations and in the II century B.C. the Romans increased the production.
The first historical documents on the wine trade are dated around 1000 A.D. but it is in 1593 that the name “dozzetto” (dolcetto) is found for the first time in an official document issued by the Dogliani municipality.