Grignolino

Indigenous to Italy’s Piedmont region, Grignolino is only a minor grape in its homeland, where it makes light red wines with characteristic herbaceous and floral aromas. Less than 50 acres of Grignolino exist in California, where only a small number of wineries utilize this variety. In the Golden State, the most recognized Grignolino is the rosé, long made by Heitz Wine Cellars.


Your a delicate old gal; some might
even say you're a little frail. Your
pale appearance is deceptive, since
your personality is so sharp and
engaging. You are full of youthful
vitality; it's been a pleasure to
make your acquaintance at the Heitz
Cellar engagements. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Once again, there are low-tannin grapes and low-tannin wines and they're ... on the nose, and there's Grignolino, although good luck finding a good one. In CA, Heitz makes some but it's less than inspiring.Cinsault and Counoise are both relatively lower in tannin than some of the other reds and they're grown in CA and WA so you may be able to ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic which are the least tannic...


  • I have just read the most illuminating post I have ever read, "which red wines are most tannic", wow guys great details and some useful info.  But I'm most interested in the least tannic red wines.Reason?I have gout and tannins play havoc on gout and while I still want to try and enjoy Red Wine, esp good red wine I can longer drink medium or hig... Read More

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  • Emark - you got it. If they have Zinfandel, they shouldn't also list it by ... by ... drinkable.As far as Grignolino, good catch. I don't know why it's not on the list except that maybe there's just so little of it? Which as far as I'm concerned, is not such a sorry state of affairs. There are some grapes that are nice to have around for hist... Read More

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  • GregT's list is great.  I love things like that.Since he doesn't ... I'm a bit surprised that Grignolino is not on it.  Is it possible that the Grinolino acreage is greater than 1% of California's total?  I really don't know.  It could be.  I'm pretty sure that Heitz continues to produce out a varietal bottling of Grignolino every year.  I thi... Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • It always seemed odd to us that in Piemonte, the land of Barolo, the King of ... ... up to 15% Freisa and/or Grignolino to be blended with Barbera, but for the most part Barbera is a standalone varietal. With a year of aging, including passage in wood, the word superiore may be added on the label. The fizzy frizzante style, still popular in I... Read More

    From the article The Rising Tide of Barbera


  • A delegation of 150 Italian wine industry mavens have been granted a meeting ... ... produced 'the best grignolino in the region,' according to a former town mayor,” reporter Christina Pickard wrote. “So it came as no surprise that the Pope appears to be a wine man.” According to Pickard, the day after Francis was selected as Pope, “he appear... Read More

    From the article Papal Power: Italian Winemakers Seek Divine Intervention


  • Grignolino d'Asti Braida Piemonte 2006

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    Un vino senz'altro buono, persistente dal colore aranciato, che sicuramente ha perso alcune delle sue caratteristiche predominanti per colpa del lungo invecchiamento, fresco al palato, conserva i profumi della sua terra di origine, molto delicato con sentoti di Rosa. Adatto a torte salate e formaggi non troppo invecchiati, buono anche con mines... Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Grignolino d'Asti 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Heitz Grignolino 2010

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    Zesty Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


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