Forteto della Luja Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2020 · Buy it for £19.00 at Vinissimus
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Forteto della Luja Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2020

Forteto della Luja Monferrato Rosso Le Grive

2020
The most authentic Piedmont... with that extra something!
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production15,000 bottles

The wine

Le Grive is made from Barbera and Pinot Noir, with the latter bringing its elegant perfume and silky texture to the blend. The wine is made from a selection of perfectly ripe and healthy grapes, and is aged for a year in oak barrels which add some mild spicy notes to its bouquet.

Le Grive is one of the most interesting wines from Forteto della Luja. A winery that is also a WWF oasis and is therefore totally committed to environmental sustainability. It is a very typical but at the same time original Piedmontese red. Its blend, but also its ageing in small barrels, is reminiscent of the French style. But the prevalence of Barbera grapes, fresh and satisfying, takes us back to the heart of the Monferrato tradition.

These characteristics have made Le Grive one of the most popular Italian red wines abroad. Dynamic yet enveloping, typical yet silky, it is much more than the classic Italian red wine for everyday drinking. Try it yourself: Le Grive will help you will discover an undiscovered Piedmont at a truly unmissable price!

The wine’s name, le Grive, actually comes from a type of bird which feeds on juniper berries, a bush commonly found growing in the very hills where the vineyards lie.

What does this wine taste like?

It is complex on the nose, with fruit aromas to the fore (blueberries, blackberries and raspberries), nutmeg, cocoa and vanilla, on a background of balsamic and animal hints. With an intense and satisfying taste, le Grive exhibits a lovely texture and other characteristics that are due to the Barbera: smoothness and well-modulated tannins which lead to a pleasantly almondy finish.

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Ruby red / Intense
Bouquet
Black fruit / Cocoa / Vanilla / Nutmeg
Mouth
Morbido / Fresh / Juicy / Finale ammandorlato

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

sopas-y-cremas
Soups
embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
cocidos-y-potajes
Stews and casseroles
pasta
Pasta
carnes-rojas
Red meat
quesos-curados
Cured cheeses

Polenta e cinghiale / Agnolotti al brasato / Lamb / Arrosti di carne

Customer reviews

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Winemaking

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period10 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodOak

Vineyards

SoilCalcareous-clay
ClimateContinental
YieldsModerate yields
Altitude400.00 meters

The winery

Forteto della Luja

Forteto della Luja

Forteto della Luja is a unique and special place. The winery is located in Loazzolo, a town which boasts Italy's smallest DOC, besides being a spectacular spot, a protected area since 2007, known as a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Oasis. Respect for the environment is of prime importance to the Scaglione family, which has been generating and preserving nature in this locality for six generations. The winery is powered solely by solar energy, vine cultivation is by ecological methods,...

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