Grazzano Badoglio AT, Italy (Piedmont)
Grignolino d’Asti DOC
We are thrilled to share this exciting grape variety with you. It has all the captivating flavors of the Nebbiolo grape but on a lighter frame for drinkability. Flavors are energetic with red fruits like cherry and pomegranate, alpine herbs, rose hip, and dry earthy undertones. A medium to light bodied wine with a lively minerality and freshness that accentuates the earth, spice, and leather of non fruit flavors.
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This entry level Grignolino, sourced from a single parcel called Arlandino, is anything but entry level. The complexities of this light bodied wine are captivating. Owner Guido Alleva is fiercely passionate about this local grape and aims to elevate the quality to rival the other great wines of Piedmont. In the cellar, originally constructed by monks in961 AD, winemaker Luciana Biondo uses spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast to craft an energetic and expressive wine with a delicate color.
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