The 2016 Dogajolo is a 70-30 blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon (with some other red grapes mixed in as well). This well-priced red offers a tight and streamlined style that makes it perfect to pair with pasta topped with extra grated Parmigiano cheese. This is a mid-weight wine with simple and stripped-down appeal. Bottle production is huge at 800,000 units made.
Score: 87+ points -- Monica Larner, RobertParker.com, Oct 2018
The name Dogajolo was invented by Carpineto’s founders, derived from the Italian word doga, meaning “stave” — the narrow strips of wood used to form oak casks. A young wine that boasts fruity aromas with hints of cherry interlaced with coffee, vanilla, and spice. Each varietal is vinified separately in stainless steel in this Sangiovese-based baby Super Tuscan. The blend is briefly aged in oak rendering a medium-bodied red that is soft on the palate with a balanced acidity. Suitable for everyday consumption, Dogajolo is best within a few years of the vintage.