“Dolcetto often gets overlooked for its neighbor Nebbiolo, but is, in my opinion, one of the best summer reds. The 2015 Dogliani Briccolero from Chionetti is a prime example – lush and exuberant in blueberry, cassis, mint and dried herbs. It has depth and complexity while remaining fresh and pleasing on the palate. Chionetti is considered the best Dolcetto producers in the world by many and this is the best vintage they have ever made! It is their highest rated dolcetto ever from Vinous... Antonio Galloni rated it 93 points and called it ‘one of the wines of the vintage’. Besides being incredibly delicious, it also has tremendous value at under $20 a bottle! Enjoy with grilled meats and fish or on its own – it’s a no-brainer for summer!” – Jim Knight, The Wine House

2015 Chionetti Dogliani Briccolero
Piedmont, Italy

93 Points Antonio Galloni
“The 2015 Dogliani Briccolero is superb and also one of the wines of the vintage. Rich, ample and generous on the palate, the 2015 exudes richness from start to finish. A host of super-ripe blue fruits, crème de cassis, lavender, menthol and dark spices are infused in this unctuous, deep Dogliani. All the elements meld together effortlessly. The 2015 can be enjoyed now, but it also has the depth and pedigree to age for a number of years.” – Antonio Galloni, February 2017


Variety: 100% Dolcetto
Vine Cultivation: Guyot
Soil: Medium mix, Calcareous
Exposure: South-East
Vinification: Soft-pressing, maceration with skins 15 days
Maturation: 85-90% in steel tanks for about 11 months. 10-15% 11 months in 30 hl. oak casks.


The history of the Chionetti family has been linked to the vine from the 19th century. The turning point came in 1912 when Giuseppe Chionetti bought the farm in a suitable area for vineyards in San Luigi in the town of Dogliani. Starting from this moment the Chionetti family linked its own name with the dolcetto wine they were selling to the biggest traders of the area. Gradually the sale of bottled wine, and consequently the Chionetti name, were established. But it is thanks to Quinto, grandson of the founder Giuseppe, that the marketing of the bottles with the name of the family really grew. Andrea then, the son of Quinto, decided to explore the potential of their vineyards and, as a result, they start to produce three crus: Sorì Briccolero, San Luigi, Vigna la Costa.

In those years the company expanded significantly linking its name to the Dogliani wine and started to export abroad and in the US. In 1988, in the moment of maximum growth, Andrea and his daughter Elena died in a car accident. Quinto nonetheless continued the work that years before he had handed over to his son, leading the company with great determination in the new millennium. In 1999 Maria, the wife of Andrea, took the decision to help him, leaving her work in a bank. Finally in 2013, Quinto handed the reins over to his grandson Nicola, who decided to carry on the tradition of the production of the Dogliani, recuperating the vinification of the cru La Costa, already wanted by his father Andrea. In 2015, a Barolo vineyard was acquired in Monforte d’Alba and the first harvest followed. In June 2016 we bought another vineyard of Barolo in the region of Parussi (Castiglione Falletto).


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