Francesco Rinaldi: Grignolino

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Grignolino
PRODUCER: Francesco Rinaldi
VINTAGE: 2016
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
PRICE (ex. VAT): 130 SEK

Quick Facts

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.

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