Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese Poggeto

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape variety: Grignolino
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Appellation: Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese
Producer: La Casaccia
Bottle: 750 ml


Grapes: Grignolino, ancient vine native of Monferrato
Soil type: limestone/chalk
Elevation: 450m
Bottles made: 7,000
Method of fermentation: temperature-controlled stainless steel with ambient yeast
Light color, tending to pink, delicate scent, light, with its characteristic almond flavor.


La Casaccia is a family-operated, certified organic winery located in Cella Monte / Asti / Piedmont. Estate vineyards stretch over 8 Ha, concentrated in the village of Cella Monte, which stands out in the context of the enormous Monferrato & Astigiano wine district thanks to its unique sedimentary soil (calcareous marl) and optimal south/south-east exposure.

Twenty years ago Giovanni Rava and his wife Elena Bassignana acquired an 18th century vabandoned villa named La Casaccia and gradually restored the main building and brought back into production the impressive subterranean cellar excavated into the local sedimentary rock. The cellar was soon equipped with a line of stainless steel tanks and a bottling unit, and the vineyard converted to organic farming.

La Casaccia specializes in the production of Piedmont’s minor native varieties Grignolino and Freisa, and is certified organic by CCPB [Controllo e Certificazione Prodotti Biologici]. Bearing aromatic resemblance as well as a genetic relation to the prized Nebbiolo variety, Freisa and Grignolino both yield light to medium-bodied reds rich in floral and spicy aromas, low in alcohol and ideal as everyday table wines.

Giovanni and Elena produce wine on their own at La Casaccia, with the periodical assistance of Dott. Giuliano Noe’; as for the chemical analysis required to ensure the organoleptic stability of the wines. La Casaccia Barbera ‘Giuanin’, Grignolino ‘Poggeto’ and Freisa ‘Monfiorenza’ are made from 18 to 5 years old, every few years they plant a new vineyard, vinified in stainless steel and fermented with ambient yeasts. The aromas found in the glass originate entirely from the native grapes and the limey soil of the Monferrato region of Piedmont.