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La Grinozza

Italy
Per Bottle: $31.00
Per case of 12: $372.00
 
Producer: Poderi Cellario
Production Area: Piedmonte, Italy
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol: 12.5%
We are Fausto and Cinzia Cellario, third generation of winemakers in the village of Carrù, on the western outskirts of the Langhe hills. We believe in working only with local, indigenous Piedmontese grape varieties and we fiercely defend the local winemaking traditions both in the vineyards and in the cellar. We farm 13 hectars of vineyards (and some hazelnut trees) in three different sites covering the southern Langhe. The Dogliani plot is probably the family’s most prestigious land and we like to consider ourselves as “Dolcetto Specialits”. Our farming is organic and we just use the indigenous yeasts in all the fermentations. Sulphur is absent or added only in small quantities during the pressing or bottling (just when necessary). The wines are not fined. They are aged in big oak barrels, cement tanks or raw amphora. The main varieties we farm: Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Favorita, Nascetta, Grignolino.
Taste: Astoundingly refreshing and brisk, very low tannin and bright berry notes.
Cellaring Potential:
Food Matching: Great as an aperitif but can pair excellently with a variety of foods, most especially pizza.
Vinification: Pet nat, a technique very similar to the ancestral method, is the oldest system of making a sparkling wine in a natural bottle, there is a bottling of the wine at the crescent moon, with the addition of dried grape juice or natural residual sugar from the first fermentation that give the refermentation in the bottle. the result is a more persistent and lasting natural sparkling, not being filtered it keeps the bubbles longer.

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Grignolino 100

La Grinozza

Italy