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Monferrato Avamposti Slarina, Azienda Agricola Il Cascinone

Monferrato Avamposti Slarina, Azienda Agricola Il Cascinone 2020


This seldom found grape from Italy's Piemonte region makes a real hidden gem of a red wine

  • The Slarina grape is native to the Monferrato region towards the east of Piemonte in north west Italy
  • Produced by Tenuta Il Cascinone where the grapes are grown over just 0.5 hectares of land
  • After hand harvesting, 5% of the grapes are kept back to concentrate for 15 days before joining the other 95% in fermentation
  • The nose displays notes of Cherry Bakewell, blueberry pie and a touch of vanilla as well as leafy notes not unlike you'd find in a Cab Franc
  • The palate is dry with notes of sour cherry, redcurrant, cherry pips, black plum, black pepper and cinnamon
  • Grape variety: Slarina
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Type/Colour: Red
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • Group: Piedmont
  • Suitable for Vegans: Yes
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
  • Sustainable: Yes

Slarina is a rare grape native to the Monferrato Hills of eastern Piemonte. This wine offers a truly distinctive flavour profile, combining fresh red fruit flavours with slightly more herbal and leafy characteristics. - Dom Smiley, OWC