Accornero - Grignolino Monferrato Casalese Bricco del Bosco
The Accornero estate was founded in 1897 but entered the modern winemaking age with current owner Ermanno Accornero’s father Giulio, who started making wine in the mid-1950s. It stands right in the middle of the Basso Monferrato region delimited by the the Po River (north), Tanaro River (south), and the towns of Alessandria (east) and Asti (West). The Monferrato landscape is predominantly hilly. Its soils date back to the Tertiary period, when they emerged from the sea that occupied the “Pianura Padana” (the Po Valley). The soils are made up of sandstone and limestone marl layers of the Miocene era. These are the so-called “Terre Bianche” (white soils) where fossil shells can easily be found.
Organic. Grignolino is a rare and underrated varietal, which will please fine Burgundy, Barolo and Barbaresco lovers. In fact, Grignolinos were some of Piedmont’s most expensive and sought-after wines right up to the beginning of the 20th century. They are remarkably complex, food-friendly and ageworthy. Hand harvested. Vinified in stainless steel tank with indigenous yeasts. Aged in tanks for 12 months. No oak.
Crushed red berries, mint, wild flowers, cinnamon and rosewater are all beautifully lifted in this silky, wonderfully inviting lightly tannic wine. It pairs well with with hors d’oeuvres, vegetable quiches, duck, white meat and fried dishes. Definitely worth trying