Wines made from Grignolino, a grape indigenous to Piemonte, are relatively rare. Gianni Doglia produces only approximately 2,000 bottles of this wine per year. After hand-harvesting, the grapes are gently pressed, followed by a short maceration period of 2-3 days. Fermentation takes place without skin contact. In the glass, the wine has a light ruby red color, with a nose of strawberries, cloves, roses, and white pepper. The palate has flavors of fresh red fruits and spices, with soft tannins.
About this wine producer: Eugenio Rivella, Gianni Doglia’s maternal grandfather, was a sharecropper in 1947 when he purchased this 10-hectare farm in Castagnole delle Lanze. His ambition was to vinify grapes that he grew on his own land. Now representing the third generation at the estate, Gianni Doglia is one of the leading growers in the region of Monferrato, especially celebrated for his Tre Bicchieri awarded Moscato d’Asti, which is often called the finest wine of its kind in the region. The organically farmed vineyards, which lie on calcareous soil at an elevation of 320-360 meters, are among the highest in Asti. They include five hectares of Moscato Bianco, with the other five divided among smaller parcels of Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Grignolino. Gianni Doglia is an active member of The Green Experience, which assists winegrowers in implementing sustainable practices in viticulture.