The company was founded in 1957 and already in 1960 Giovanni Grimaldi began to sell wine in bulk and to bottle it during the best years. From the beginning, his attention will be focused on improving the wines qualitatively and stylistically starting directly from the care of the vineyard. From 1990 the daughter Bruna Grimaldi and her husband Franco Fiorino will take over the leadership of the company, acquiring new land and bringing new knowledge; it will be the turning point of the beginning of the marketing of some products on new markets, including foreign ones. From 2013, the sons of Bruna and Franco will also take over the company, effectively reaching the third generation of the family who in turn will introduce enthusiasm and technological innovation: Simone has a degree in Oenology from the nearby and important University of Alba; Martina, on the other hand, studied Administration and had work experience in the world of wine, including abroad.
The grapes come from vineyards located at an altitude between 200 and 450 m above sea level, an altitude which in itself gives a good aroma and thickness of the skins in order to create perfumed wines. The grapes are harvested by hand around mid-late October. The fresh grapes are destemmed and then fermented at a controlled temperature in contact with the skins for 25-30 days, sometimes with a submerged cap. The wine also carries out the malolactic fermentation and is then decanted into large Slavonian oak barrels and some French tonneaux for 24-30 months. A long refinement in the bottle will follow in order to stabilize the product and make it ready to be placed on the market.
Camilla is a balanced and fragrant Barolo, ideal in combination with second courses of red meat or game, even very cooked ones, such as braised meat or baked duck, stews or meat flavored with Langhe truffles. Given the great complexity and aging capacity, it is also possible to wait a few years before consuming the bottle and in that case it becomes an incredible meditation wine, capable of offering very complex and refined nuances of flavors and aromas.
Excellent as a meditation wine or on first courses with meat sauce and second courses of red meat or game.