Sansoero

Sansoero

Piemonte Grignolino

Denominazione d'origine controllata

Recognition

Sansoero 2009
Sansoero 2010
Sansoero 2011
Sansoero 2013
Sansoero 2014
Sansoero 2015
88/100
Sansoero 2013
90/100
Sansoero 2015
89/100
Sansoero 2012
88/100
Sansoero 2014
Berebene Gambero Rosso - Oscar qualità/prezzo
Sansoero 2015
due cuori Merum
Sansoero 2012
due cuori Merum
Sansoero 2011

Made with Grignolino grapes, a typical Piedmont variety traditionally cultivated in Monferrato Astigiano. Presumably, the name Grignolino is derived from “grignola”, a dialect word used to describe grape seeds more numerous in this variety than others.

In the vineyard

Light cluster thinning in August followed by a manual harvest of the grapes in September.

In the cellar

Selection and inspection of the grapes occurs on the sorting table followed by a gentle destemming and crushing.
Cold maceration of the crushed grapes for 6-7 days at 8-10°C  (46°-50°F) to extract  greater colour and more intense varietal scents. The temperature is raised to 20°C (68°F) and alcoholic fermentation begins. Maximum fermentation temperature 24-25°C (75°-77°F) .  Drawing off occurs after 1-2 days fermentation.

Ageing

Malolactic fermentation and refining in stainless steel tanks takes place until spring followed by a  bottling in April.

Production

7,000 bottles.

Formats

0,75litres

Sensory properties

Light ruby red colour, a delicate aroma of violet, and rose and raspberry scents. Full, slightly tannic flavour with a pleasing almond finish.

Food pairing

Appetizers, salami and cold cuts, pasta dishes, white meats and oven baked or smoked fish.

Serving temperature

16 - 18°C (60°-64°)