ISTINTO

 

A frank character, determined and ready to fight.

This is the wine that feels most truly mine—as the name indicates, my instinct is the main ingredient.

An extremely local gem produced with innovative ideas, the Grignolino is a native vine variety of the Piedmont region. It is only cultivated in a small hilly area that includes only a few small towns; in this isolated wine cellar that once was property of King Vittorio Emanuele, I thought it was apt to produce his favourite wine.

Istinto 2009 is vinified in steel tanks from overripe grapes, aged in full barrels for 3 years and in not-quite-full barrels for 2 years. Istinto 2014 was also vinified in steel tanks too and aged 18 months in a large wooden/oak barrel

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