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GRIGNOLINO D’ASTI DOC

Dry light-red wine. 100% Grignolino grapes from Monferrato area (central Piedmont)

This wine derives its name from the Piemontese dialect word “grignole’, which means grape seeds. The Grignolino grape has a lot of these seeds, responsible for great tannic structure. You will at first be puzzled by this wine’s color, similar to that of a rose wine. Despite its light red hue, this wine reveals great structure, a delicate dryness and a long pleasant finish. Grignolino is a terroir-driven wine, representing a rarity in Monferrato. In a world of sameness, this is a wine that stands out and is sure to bring you pleasure.

  1. Average Annual Production: 600 cases
  2. Alcohol: 12.5%-13.5% alc. by volume
  3. Suggested Serving Temperature: 12 °C /54 °F

Aging Potential:

This wine expresses its best potential in its early years of life. Drink it young and appreciate its freshness and lively nature. The bottle should be stored in the dark, at a constant temperature of 15 °C or 59 °F, in a vertical position.

Food Pairing:

This wine with its character and personality is well suited for starters, pastas, BBQ, fish, shellfish and chicken. Also pairs well with dishes with sweet, spicy or buttery sauces. A great summer wine.

Tasting notes:

  1. Color: Bright ruby red, with age tending towards garnet red.
  2. Bouquet: Intense, refined and floral. Notes of cranberry, strawberries and roses with a finish of spice reminiscent of autumn.
  3. Palate: Dry and light-bodied with a crisp, fresh finish. More roses prominent spice. Pleasantly savory with a bright acidity. Balanced tannins.