Region: Piedmont, ITA
The name is derived from the word Grignolé, which in Piemontese dialect means ‘seeds’ or ‘pips.’ This is because the variety has one more pip compared to others. Growing and vinifiying this wine can be complicated with a high potential of the extra seeds breaking and giving too much seed to tannin extraction.Marco grows his Grignolino in the village of Castagnole Monferrato, just northeast of Asti, as his family have for over a century. They get their fruit wonderfully ripe and then macerate & ferment with gentle care to avoid extreme tannins or bitter notes.It possesses a light almost Rose like colour with a beautiful floral nose that is perfumed and elegant. It shows tart cherry & citrus peel with juicy acidity and nice lick of delicate tannin that refreshes and brings a big smile to your face.