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Doriolo
Vineyards in the township of Dogliani

Variety cultivated:

Dolcetto

Geological origins

Geological era:
Tertiary Piedmont Basin of the Miocene

Prevalent geological period:
Tortonian-Serravallian

Prevalent geological formation:
Lequio Formation, characterized by grey calcareous marl alternating with layers of sand or sandstone (“Langhe Stone”). Doriolo is on the border of the Lequio Formation, and therefore the layers of stone are thin and sporadic, with greater amounts of marl. Few fossils are present, but those that are indicate the depth of the sea that once covered this land in several hundred meters of water.

Soil type and characteristics conferred to the wines

Sand 25%
Loam 40%
Clay 35%
Granulometric index0.33
pH level7.0

The marl formed a clayey soil with a modest amount of fine sand and coarse sand (greater than 2 mm). Here, the slope of the terrain allowed the soil to develop a red color, which originates from the forest ground that covered this area for thousands of years; and a considerable depth, testifying that here, erosion was little to none. The granulometric index (ratio of sand / Loam + Clay) indicates a soil structure created by very compact roots, with a high prevalence of loam and clay compared to sand. This terrain gives wines made from dolcetto and barbera cultivated in its soils great structure, complexity, and longevity, as well as intense and persistent aromas.

Prevalent sun exposure of the slopes and average heights

Height in meters aslMin: 360
Max: 410
Average: 385
Prevalent sun exposureSouthwest
Average gradient10%

Average age of vines

55 years

Density of vines

5.000 vines per hectare

Cultivation system

Guyot

Yield

70 quintals per hectare

Vineyard surface area

6,50 hectares (16.06 acres)

Vigneto Doriolo a Dogliani

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Open for visits by appointment.

Call us at
+39 0173 721317

Borgata San Luigi, 40
12063 Dogliani (Cn)