Pio Cesare Grignolino del Monferrato Caselese DOC

Piemonte, Italy

Vintage: 2009 (Current) | 2011 (Pending)

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Pio Cesare Grignolino del Monferrato Caselese DOC 2011

Overview

The Pio Cesare family’s unique winemaking method stresses minimal intervention to produce wines of particularly supple flavor expression. A ceaseless devotion to the individuality of each of the region’s wines informs Pio Cesare’s choices in the cellar: shorter maceration, separate lot fermentation, judicious selection for barrel and large cask aging, and bottling schedules determined by the ideal structure of each wine. This allows Pio Cesare to craft wines of varying weight, ageability and drinkability as determined by the vineyard rather than market fashion. Year after year, the wines of Pio Cesare are ranked among the world’s best. From world-class Barolo and Barbaresco to crisp Cortese and sweet Moscato, the wines of Pio Cesare offer exceptional quality and variety.

Winemaking

The grapes are sourced from exclusive vineyards in prominent positions on the hills near Rosignano Monferrato. Vinification Fermentation takes place at low temperature in stainless steel tanks, from six to eight days of skin contact. Finally, the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks until bottling takes place, usually in March following the harvest.

Tasting Notes

Light red garnet colour. Dry, spicy and pepper aromas, raspberry flavour, ripe fruity scent, delicate and persistent character. To be served slightly cool.

Technical Information

Varietals: Grignolino

Wine Alcohol: 13.5%

Fermentation: Fermentation takes place at low temperature in stainless steel tanks

Suggested Retail Price: $19.00