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Istinto, 2014

By Asotom

  • Appellation: Vin de Table
  • Region: Piedmont
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Grignolino
  • Soil type: Clay, Loam
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 40 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information: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 a few small towns. In this isolated wine cellar that once was property of King Vittorio Emanuele II, 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 and aged 18 months in a large wooden/oak barrel.

About Asotom

Piedmont, Italy

For the first time at the Raw Wine’ fairs, Tommaso, eccentric winemaker, produces personal wines since 2004, as a self-taught wine artesan. He has consciously chosen to enhance the history of his vineyards, restoring vineyards that had long since been forgotten by time. He uses the most ecological and natural methods to grow vineyards and to produce wine in the cellar. His wines are alive and they change every year.. vini vivi e dimenticati (alive and forgotten wines) is his slogan, indeed.
Every bottle contains the essence of that year, the vineyard’s expressivity, and his signature—the personal idea of the winemaker. These are wines with a story to tell and emotions to make you feel.