Monferrato lies south of the Po River in the region of Piemonte, Italy. Jutted against the Apennines to the south, this region carries the duality of lively, elevated wine status and a relaxed rulebook in the varietal region. Aside from having the best name in all of Italy, winemaker, Guido Zampaglione oversees all operations at Cascina Grillo. His focus is on a long aging and process and deep, complex wines.
The 2007 Igiea is Barbera macerted for 40 days in huge wooden vats. Aged in wood for 2 years and then in bottle, the 2007 is the current release. Deep fruit with great acid and good balance. Long and heady- not super tannic.