- Grignolino d'Asti 2011
- Italy > Piedmont
- Red, Dry, Light-Bodied, Earthy, Fresh
- Pair earthy/fruity Grignolinos with lighter fare; from appetizers to pasta dishes, white meats to fish.
- Perfect with antipasti,
- ravioli del Plin or agnolotti Monferrina.
- Ideal with herb-roasted rabbit or squab.
Eyes: Brick Red
Nose: Medium Intensity, youthful, floral, herbaceous, red fruits
Mouth: Light Bodied, dry, medium-high acidity, light tannin, moderate-high intensity, medium finish, raspberry, black cherry, mineral
- Deceptively light in color given its structure, with a propensity towards orange hues rather than garnet, grigné , in local dialect means "to smile" as well as "many seeds" and indeed, if crushed too severely these seeds would impart a bitterness to the wine. Thankfully, 6 generation-old Montalbera of Monferrato uses only the gentlest of crushes for their Grignolino, creating a light, but complex wine that begs one to break out in a toothy grin.
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