100% Grignolino, bottled as "Back Grin". A late night drunken joke based on Fabio's logo. One of the few lighters styles of Grignolino around with incredible drive to it.
Fabio Gea is one of the funniest, craziest and thought provoking winemakers we have met. He farms around four acres making delicious wines from small parcels in Barbaresco around Bricco. The land comes from his grandfather, an expert grafter who at times had over 200 grape varieties on his land. Fabio, who formerly worked as a successful geologist, decided to reprise the family winemaking tradition and bring the vineyards back into shape. All vineyard work is done by hand, with minimal treatments of only copper and sulfur. Some wines are traditional, others definitely outside-the-box.