2017 Tenuta Santa Caterina "Monferace" Grignolino d'Asti, Piedmont, Italy

The Grignolino fact, boasting noble and ancient origins, was cultivated and vinified in order to obtain a wine destined to last over time. The grapes come partly from one of the oldest vineyards, historic plants of Grignolino which have reached a perfect balance in the pedoclimatic environment of the Monferrato hills. The calcareous-clayey marls contribute to produce a wine where elegance and structure are combined in a perfect balance of taste.

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ABOUT THIS WINE

Monferace, the name chosen by the producers of Historic Grignolino. With this wine, they wanted to recover a consolidated tradition in the Monferrato wine production. The Grignolino fact, boasting noble and ancient origins, was cultivated and vinified in order to obtain a wine destined to last over time. The grapes come partly from one of the oldest vineyards, historic plants of Grignolino which have reached a perfect balance in the pedoclimatic environment of the Monferrato hills. The calcareous-clayey marls contribute to producing a wine where elegance and structure are combined in a perfect balance of taste.

The vineyard is located 300 metres a.s.l. with South/South-East facing using Guyot training. Harvesting is all done by hand, starting from the first days of October. Fermentation temperature is about 28-30° C, at a controlled temperature. Aging in oak barrels for 30 months and a further 30 months in bottle.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

In the heart of Asti’s Monferrato region, the pretty village of Grazzano Badoglio is home to the Tenuta Santa Caterina Wine Estate – a stunning old property whose wooden doors open up to show off an incredible part of Italy’s much-immortalized beauty. Beyond the main courtyard, a panoramic viewpoint affords sweeping vistas over the pretty Italian Gardens and extensive vineyards that surround this most historic of private residences. The Tenuta Santa Caterina Estate has always followed eco-sustainable principles when it comes to the cultivation of its vines – something that this area has long been known for. Explore the living past through the Estate’s spectacular underground ‘infernotto’ cellars, dug 17 meters below ground - part of the area’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, this is where the wines age in French oak barriques and giant Slavonian oak ‘botti’. In the Old Stables, you will be guided through a tasting of our wines, learning about the essence of the Monferrato terroir and the beating heart of it that is Tenuta Santa Caterina Estate.

Tenuta Santa Caterina Wine Estate works specifically with two historic grape varieties -Grignolino and Freisa, seeking to build on and amplify the great potential they see in these grapes when it comes to modern winemaking. Where others choose to plant vines that are easier to grow, and often more internationally recognizable, the team at Tenuta Santa Caterina Estate feels a responsibility to promote wines of great quality, strongly rooted in Monferrato’s traditions. The recognition afforded by the Gambero Rosso Guide exemplifies the absolute dedication that the team has shown to the Estate’s home region, bringing with it great courage for future projects and beyond.

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Grape(s) Grignolino