Estate: Tenuta Migliavacca was founded by Luigi Brezza, one of Italy’s first biodynamic winemakers. Located in San Giorgio Monferrato, Alessandria, southeastern Piemonte, the estate has been farmed biodynamically since the 1960’s. Upon Luigi’s death in 1996, his son Francesco took over the small estate. Native Piemonte grapes Barbera, Grignolino and Freisa grow amongst fruit trees, vegetable gardens, flower meadows and cereal fields. Francesco follows in his father’s footsteps, passionately crafting wines biodynamically, with as little intervention as possible.
Winemaking: Grapes are from vines in calcareous clay soil. Fermented with native yeasts in 70 year old chestnut wood casks, aged in oak and stainless steel for 6 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet with brick edges in colour, with aromas of dark fruit, rose petal, violet, spice and Mediterranean herbs. Tart cherry, cranberry, red currant and strawberry glide atop an herbaceous undercurrent. Fresh acidity and firm, silky tannins accent the dry, fruity finish. An elegant, engaging synthesis of fruit and herbs.
[Paired with chickpea fritters with rosemary and lemon.]
Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese DOC
Vinified and Bottled at the Estate by Azienda Agricola Francesco Brezza nella Tenuta Migliavacca
$20 [average price]