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Tenuta Olim Bauda

Tenuta Olim Bauda - Grignolino d'Asti, Piedmont, Italy (2019)

Tenuta Olim Bauda - Grignolino d'Asti, Piedmont, Italy (2019)

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Floral notes framing red berry, sour cherry and white pepper aromas. The palate is mid-weight, with sour cherry replays, raspberry, minerality and savoury/umami flavours. This can be enjoyed lightly chilled.

REGION Italy > Piedmont
GRAPE(S) Grignolino
FORMAT 750ml Bottle
ABV 13.5%
FEATURES Sustainable

Hand-harvested at full phenolic ripeness, the grapes are gently crushed in order to avoid crushing the pips, with a short maceration period to extract colour. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts is encouraged. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine spends some time in neutral oak to round out any rough edges, followed by a period of bottle aging before release.

Located in the commune of Nizza Monferrato, the Olim Bauda vineyard soil profile is alluvial (sedimentary deposits) on top of clay sandy marls. Grapes are trained via Guyot system. This vineyard is planted with Moscato and Barbera. Barbera plantings date to 1979 and 2000. The Olim Bauda site is one of the warmest in Asti, allowing Barbera to fully ripen and show its great potential. The sandier soils in the vineyard are perfect for growing Grignolino.

The Bertolino family’s origins are in the village of Castelnuovo Calcea, in the Asti district of Piemonte. There, more than a century ago, the family began their venture in both winemaking and the wine trade. In the 1920s, the family moved to the neighbouring commune of Nizza Monferrato and the first Bertolino license to sell wine was dated there, on June 18th, 1927. In 1961, the family bought the villa Bauda at Incisa Scapaccino. They created the “Tenuta Olim Bauda” that soon became famous for Freisa, Moscato and, above all, Barbera. Following the tragic death of Bertolino Sr. in 1985, the family was forced to close the winery and sell their prized fruit to other producers in the area.

In 2000, the family decided to re-establish the winery and its winemaking traditions. Today, the estate is owned and operated by the three Bertolino siblings: Dino, Diana and Gianni. 

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