2020 Monterustico Dogliani Dolcetto

Piemonte, Italy

An Italian-stallion of a Dolcetto from the Dogliano DOCG, full of deep dark fruit and a good lick of tannin.



I love this... In an ideal world this wine, or one like it, would be available on every wine list in the land.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Dolgliani region is ground zero for dense, powerhouse Dolcettos, and this is exhibit A - dark blackberry and sour cherry, some herbal rusticity and a cunning bittersweet finish.

Sourced from three different vineyard sites, and gently macerated for up to 24 days. The tannin and structure is all grape-derived, no oak was harmed in the making of this wine.

A ballsy wine that maintains its elegance - and certified organic to boot!

About Monterustico

The Vaira family are Barolo legends with their GD Vajra and Luigi Baudana wines but for their latest venture they went over the hills to the north into Dogliani, when they purchased the Monterustico estate a few years back.

The Langhe Blanco and the Dogliani Dolcetto are fantastic value everyday fine Italians - the wines to drink while your Barolo sits quietly in the cellar!

Guiseppe Vaira at Monterustico
Guiseppe Vaira at Monterustico
Dogliani, Italy
Additional Info

From The Importer

The fruit comes from three different vineyards with distinctive terroirs: Monterustico, Casabianca and Zovetto. From vines aged 15 to 45 years old were hand harvested before 18-24 days of gentle maceration. This was followed by six months’ aging in stainless-steel.

The wine is a beautiful, deep violet-purple in colour. The brooding nose is a cornucopia of blueberries, wild berries and delicate mineral nuances. There’s a suggestion of liquorice and Mediterranean herbs, too. The palate is structured yet balanced by wonderful, velvety fruit. With its long and pure finish, this is a wine that promises a long life ahead, and it provides a joyful pairing with a wide range of dishes.

Blend : Dolcetto (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Dogliani vineyards
Dogliani vineyards
Piemonte, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Fair to say that I love this. It’s simple and comforting but there’s complexity if you go looking. Fine graphite, dried herb, mineral and sweet-sour cherry flavours come flecked with dirt, dust, something. There’s a ripple to this, a dryness, a slow dawning of the tight. In an ideal world this wine, or one like it, would be available on every wine list in the land. It’s the kind of perfect dry-light red wine that makes scoring irrelevant, as many of the best-drinking wines do." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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