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The “Castello di Grillano” trademark takes its name (“The Castle of Grillano”) from the village of that name, located two kilometers from Ovada. The historic town of Ovada was founded by the ancient Romans at the meeting point of two rivers, the Orba and the Stura. It is 34 km from Alessandria, and just 20 minutes on the highway to the sea at Genoa.

Ovada’s closeness to this major Italian city influenced its history, following the ups and downs of the Genoese Maritime Republic until the struggles to create a unified Italy resulted in Italy’s final emergence as a nation.

The area around Ovada is famous for its pristine nature and luxuriant vegetation framing picturesque views, along with its valued wines and exceptional cuisine which – heavily influenced by neighboring Liguria – is truly unique and special. Wine-making in the Ovada area has a centuries old tradition. Almost all of the region’s vineyards grow Dolcetto grapes, from which Dolcetto wines are made, and in particular “Ovada D.O.C.G.” and “Ovada D.O.C.G. Riserva”, with its ruby red color and very complex bouquet. Those who wish to enjoy a complete wine and gastronomy experience, sampling the different reds and whites of the Ovada area, will also find the best of hospitality at Castello di Grillano

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Castello di Grillano

‘Gherlan’ – Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore DOC

Location > (Town of) Comune di Ovada, public works location data – foglio 1 mappale 197p

Soil > Silty clay with a sub-alkaline reaction

Exposure > South

Grapes > 100% Dolcetto

Grapevines per hectare > 4500

Type of cultivation > Espalier (countertrellises) for grapevines, pruned à Guyot.

Cultivation techniques > Castello di Grillano uses organic methods of agriculture, thereby avoiding the use of synthesizing pesticides, herbicides, and “chemical” fertilizer. Organic methods also serve to preserve the fertility of the soil, thanks to appropriate working techniques and green fertilization (manure), and are in accordance with nature’s rhythms. And thus the soil is revitalized. The vineyards are managed in a balanced way, with pruning that respects the physiology of each plant, careful management of the foliage (green pruning and defoliation), scrupulous checking of the health of the grapes, and, above all, containment of the production (thinning out of the grape bunches). These operations, done exclusively by hand by vineyard experts, let us obtain grapes of an extremely high quality which are a sincere expression of the terroir.

Harvesting period > Mid-September

Technical Information
Vintage: 2007Region: OvadaAlcohol: 14%

‘Tourgna’ – Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG

Location > (Town of) Comune di Ovada, public works location data – foglio 1 mappale 197p

Soil > Silty clay with a sub-alkaline reaction

Exposure > South

Grapes > 100% Barbera

Grapevines per hectare > 4500

Type of cultivation > Espalier (countertrellises) for grapevines, pruned à Guyot

Cultivation techniques > Castello di Grillano uses organic methods of agriculture, thereby avoiding the use of synthesizing pesticides, herbicides, and “chemical” fertilizer. Organic methods also thereby revitalize the fertility of the soil, thanks to appropriate working techniques and green fertilization (manure), and are in accordance with nature’s rhythms. And thus the soil is revitalized. The vineyards are managed in a balanced way, with pruning that respects the physiology of each plant, careful management of the foliage (green pruning and defoliation), scrupulous checking of the health of the grapes, and, above all, containment of the production (thinning out of the grape bunches). These operations, done exclusively by hand by vineyard experts, let us obtain grapes of an extremely high quality which are a sincere expression of the terroi

Technical Information
Vintage: 2013Region: OvadaAlcohol: 14%