Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese DOC “San Bastiano” 2018 – Castello di Uviglie
Bright ruby colour. On the nose, delicate hints of red fruit are accompanied by tones reminiscent of chives on one side, and on the other side, the lavender and the macerated rose petals. The taste is characterized by freshness and minerality. Good persistence.
The Grignolino San Bastiano Castello di Uviglie is made of 100% Grignolino grapes sourced from the San Bastiano area, which the soil is predominantly of calcareous-clay. The Grignolino San Bastiano Castello di Uviglie is manually harvested, destemmed and fermented at a controlled temperature of 24-25 ° C. The wine stays for 3-4 days in contact with the skins, drawing off of only the flower without adding wine. Malolactic fermentation completely carried out in steel or cement, conservation on fine lees and bottled in spring to preserve the freshness of the aromas.
According to some, the origin of the placename Castello di Uviglie can be linked to the Latin term “ovilia” a plural for “ovile”, sheepfold, confirming the primitive pastoral organization of the area. Others instead maintain that “Uviglie” comes from the roman patronymic “Avilius” which has left quite a few traces in the area. The name made its first appearance on a document dated November 1271 kept in the capitular archives of Casale Monferrato.
With a tradition and experience of more than five centuries, the winery owned by Simone Lupano is today a dynamic production of 120 hectares of which 25 are vineyards.
The winery has a capacity of 3,500 hl collection and is equipped with the latest technology while still using traditional methods of vinification respecting the typicality of the territory.