Dosio-cantina0002-1920x1280Founded in 1974, the winery is now an established reality in the panorama of world-class wines from Piedmont, with outstanding quality products. It is located in the hills of La Morra, in the heart of the Langhe, in a wonderful position: five hundred meters above sea level, with the view sweeping over the plains of Cuneo and Turin as far as the beautiful landscape of the Alps, from the Maritimes to the Monte Rosa.

The pre-existing farmhouse, dating back to the middle of the XVIII century – as shown by the ancient beams discovered in the tasting room- has been completely renovated. New vineyards have been added to the original estate, the old vines have been replaced by new plants and the Dolcetto is now flanked by Barolo, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Langhe Rosso, Freisa and Roero Arneis. Each intervention was carried out in respect for tradition, in such a way as to create continuity between past and present.

The sparing use of technology without altering the natural processes enhances the production process. The careful tending of the vineyards produces high-quality grapes, the basic raw material needed to obtain great wines.

Barolo, “the king’s wine, the king of wines.”

It seems that Langhe wines were appreciated already in Roman times. We can find some references in the writings of Giulio Cesare, Tito Livio, and Pliny. However, several centuries would need to pass before finding the mention of the Barolo brand name.

The first quotation dates to the early eighteenth century in a scrapbook between British merchants and the Savoy ambassador in London. At that time, Barolo was a sweet and sparkling wine. For the birth of modern Barolo, we need to look at the 19th century and at Giulia Colbert, Marchesa of Falletti, who decided to produce in the lands of Barolo a wine like the French ones. To support the raising, she called a famous French oenologist, Louis Ouidart, who brought in the Langhe the winemaking techniques used in France. The results were excellent and were also appreciated by the Savoy court, so much that Barolo was defined the “wine of kings, the king of wines.”

The Savoy did not just appreciate it but began to produce it in their vineyards. Another authoritative esteem of Barolo was Camillo Benso Count of Cavour, who introduced the new technologies in his Grinzane estate. Barolo’s production area was officially delimited in 1927, with the publication in the Official Gazette of the “Decree on typical wines.” The DOC’s recognition is April 23, 1966, DOCG is July 1, 1980.