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La Miraja, Grignolino d'Asti 2021
Italy / Red

La Miraja, Grignolino d'Asti 2021

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from The Piedmont Guy:

"Grignolino was the favored red wine of the Savoy aristocracy in the thirteenth century, prized for its light color and elegant mouthfeel. In the latter half of the 1800s, these wines often matched or exceeded the price of Barolo bottlings. The grape name likely derived from the word “grigné,” which is the local dialect for the pips, or grape seeds. Grignolino is rare among its fellow wine grape cultivars in that it has multiple pips per berry. In addition, the thin, delicate skins of the berry pose a challenge for winemakers aspiring to pull as much color from the skins as possible while avoiding the extraction of oftentimes harsh, green tannins from the pips. Accomplishing this oenological hat trick can result in brilliantly aromatic and brightly acidic expressions of Grignolino.

Beautiful floral notes of rose hip, violet, and geranium. Delicate, bright red fruit dominated by bing cherry mingles with fresh mushroom. An underlying vein of stony minerality lends both texture and levity to this delightful bottling".

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Grignolino d'Asti
Region
Piemonte
Varieties
Grignolino
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Calcareous red clay
Winemaking
Hand-harvested fruit is destemmed and then crushed by basket press into stainless-steel tanks, where it remains in contact with the skins for 7 days while native fermentation occurs. Following spontaneous malolactic fermentation, the wine rests in cement vessels for several months prior to release.