Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese, Oreste Buzio
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Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese, Oreste Buzio - 2022

Item # 27717 750mL

A delicately hued red wine from the Monferrato area of Piedmont, Italy. Made from the local Grignolino grape variety that is small in size however big on taste giving an aromatic and lively tannic profile that is addictive. Dry on the palate with aromas of pink peppercorns, red currants, and lithe tannins. The soils in this region are chalk-based, the vineyards are south and south-east facing giving ideal sun exposure throughout the growing season. The Oreste Buzio estate is the essence of artisanal with a mere few hectares of vines and family run with Andrea Buzio, winemaker, working alongside his father, brother and mother.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

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A noble dignitary once sang to me the praises of this wine. I finally took a bottle home. I tasted a soft, smooth, light-bodied, weekday red. The Buzios have been making wine in the Monferrato section of Piedmont for nearly two centuries. The chalky soils give the wine a distinct flinty minerality. Flavors of strawberry, white pepper, and a kiss of tannins will grace your palate. Best served around 48 degrees. Need something to sip on during an evening on the patio? Here’s your wine.

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About the Producer

Piedmont, Italy Oreste Buzio is a small family estate that has been producing wines typical of Monferrato, Piedmont, since 1860. Located in Vignale Monferrato, a village centered within the rolling hills of Monferrato Casalese, this is a traditional estate with a clean, more delicate style. The focus is on grape varieties indigenous to the area, particularly Barbera, Grignolino and Freisa. The...

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The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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The Grignolino grape derives its name from grignole, meaning "pips." This small-berried red variety makes some truly intriguing wines, because the grapes produce very little juice in proportion to the amount of pips and skins. These elements, combined in these proportions, yield deliciously earthy wines that are pale in color (often resembling Beaujolais), and unexpectedly tannic. 

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