La Capletta Grignolino 2015

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La Capletta Grignolino 2015

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La Capletta means “the little church”. It is a little chapel on the top of Bricco (hill) San Benedetto, where the is a vineyard of grignolino.  Grignolino is a Piedmontese grape variety, which origin is of Monferrato; the name refers to the word grignole, which in their dialect means a grape with a lot of pips (hence you will grin your teeth if not ripe)… but that is reserved for bad grignolino… because when pips are ripe though Grignolino is not just a light color high acidity wine used to shove down cheese and charcuterie. It is a beauty.   As a matter of facts, historically Grignolino was considered THE greatest red variety of Piemonte for the complexity and fine flavors, before Nebbiolo was tamed anyway. And so what else to expect from a winery that makes wines since 1734? A pale red color welcomes a delicate nose, with notes of fruit and brushwood often accompanied by characteristic scents of white pepper.  It is austere and refined on the palate, dry with a characteristic presence of ripe tannins and vibrant acidity; red berries, thyme, licorice and a pleasant aftertaste.  A wine critic has called Casalone Grignolino  "a masterpiece of balance". 

Pairing suggestion: first courses, or main courses with white meat or grilled fish.

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