HARD FACTSWINE NAME: Grignolino PRODUCER: Francesco Rinaldi APPELLATION: Grignolino d’Asti GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Grignolino FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel YEASTS: Native MACERATION: 8 days MALOLACTIC: Done i tank AGED IN: Stainless steel tanks AGED FOR: 8 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Clarified with egg whites, light filtration ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 4.000 ALTITUDE: 250 SOIL: Clay rich in iron DENSITY: 6.000 YIELD: 1,3 kg/vine VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork
Grignolino is an ancient variety with plenty of pips in each grape. The lofty amount of pips are the reason that Grignolino wines tend to have grippy tannins despite its low color and light body.
The Wine’s Story
Francesco Rinaldi’s light bodied Grignolino is just awesome. Low in color, it offer plenty of red berries with a positive tartness attached to its edgy tannins. Perhaps not for everybody, but we adore its drinkability and juiciness.
The variety originates from Monferrato, but in our opinion its best wines are produced from established producers in the Langa hills. Doubtless, Paola Rinaldi’s soulful version, belong in that category.