A bit of history
The passion that led Cristina and Alberto to start a farming activity goes beyond the interest of producing an excellent wine, but it regards the project of territorial revaluation of Dogliani, a small village in the province of Cuneo.
It is considered as the capital of Langhe, it is rich in history, picturesque landscapes and a curious architecture made by the expert and eclectic hand of Giovanni Battista Schellino. The viticultural tradition of this area finds its highest expression in Dolcetto grape, whose complicated cultivation in this area has been ascertained since 1593. The second President of the Republic of Italy, Luigi Einaudi, was such a great admirer of Dolcetto that he decided to lay the foundations for a concrete valorization of the territory.
Since 1984, the Bottega del Dogliani is a consortium that brings together the producers of this excellence with the aim of promoting and protecting it. Thanks to careful cultivation, traditional winemaking and the midday arrangement of the vines, Cristina and Alberto di Cà Mamai can boast of being part of the consortium and of passing on this quality.
Not everybody succeeds in cultivating Dolcetto vines, as it is a vine strongly marked by extreme sensitivity: cold and humid soils cause the grapes to fall early, while hot winds cause them to wither before the harvest itself.
That’s why Cristina’s motto is “When you open a bottle of wine, you feel all my feelings”: Dogliani encompasses all her patience, her dedication and her expertise in such a difficult but rewarding work.