Gianni Doglia - Grignolino d'Asti 2022
Gianni Doglia is a small, 10 hectare family estate located in Castagnole delle Lanze in the Asti region of Piedmont. The estate is in its third generation of family leadership under Gianni and his sister, Paola. Gianni has made the conscious decision to remain a small family operation, which allows him to pay special attention to all aspects of the winemaking process, and ensures he is able to express the essence of his unique vineyards. Out of respect for the land and their family's future, Gianni and Paola practice sustainable viticulture by respecting soil diversity to promote microbial flora and fauna; eliminating use of chemical fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides; and managing and maintaining small wooded areas between the vineyards to increase the local wildlife population. They are members of The Green Experience, a sustainablity initiative launched by producers in Piedmont that provide an accreditation that highlights natural agricultural techniques, conservation of the environment and encouragement of biodiversity.
The Grignolino d'Asti is made from 100% Grignolino grapes that were hand-harvested then fermented on the skins for a very short period and finished in tank without contact of the skins or pips. The wine is bottled the spring following the fermentation and is ready to drink right away. Pale ruby in color, this Grignolino displays wonderful flavors of red berry fruits and spice with soft tannins and a brisk acidity. Enjoy with vegetables and fried fish.