Poderi Cellario 'La Grinozza' Vino Rosso Frizzante (1L)
Grignolino, Piedmont, Italy NV (1 L)
100% Grignolino. Hand harvested into small bins. Spontaneous fermentation. Primary fermentation in stainless steel. Refermented in bottle. Minimal added sulfur and no filtering or fining. Very crunchy and refreshing, with Grignolino's characteristic tart and juicy fruit.
Fausto and Cinzia Cellario are 3rd generation winemakers in the village of Carru` on the western outskirts of the Langhe. The family believes in only working with local, indigenous Piemontese grape varieties and fiercely defends local winemaking traditions both in the vineyard work and the cellar practices. The Cellario vineyard holdings cover some 30 ha between 5 different vineyard sites covering the southern Langhe. Vineyard work is organic (soon to be certified) and all the fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts. Sulfur is only added in tiny quantities at bottling if necessary (a practice not common with a winery in this mid-size range)