Grignolino emerges in the history of the ancient vineyards of Piedmont, and it finds its cradle between Asti and Casale Monferrato. The name almost certainly derives from “grignole” a dialect craftsman term indicating the particularly numerous seeds in every berry. It’s a very demanding vine in terms of climate and terrain, difficult to grow and to transform, but it gives an original wine, unpredictable and whimsical that welcomes passionate acclaims; it expresses a certain strength, providing medium to high production quantities.
Vine: Grignolino d’Asti 100%
Vineyards: 100% in the province of Asti, Guyot simple breeding
Harvest: End of September
Vinification: Selection of grapes during the manual harvest, de-stemming, crushing and temperature-controlled maceration in programmable fermenters.
Average annual production: 5,000 bottles
Aging: At least 3 months in bottle
Properties and characteristics: It has a ruby red color, more or less subtle, discreet structure, delicate bouquet with fruity and Underwood notes, often accompanied by characteristic hints of white pepper and a dry flavor, thanks to the typical tannins presence having a pleasantly bitter aftertaste, giving it an austere but refined character.
Alcohol content: 12.5% vol.
Garde probable: 2 years
Serving temperature: 18°C
Serving suggestions: Excellent served with hot starters, pasta dishes, vegetable pies, duck and white meat, fried food. It’s an good companion of the daily meals.