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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  • Monte Castello Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese Isabella 2017


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Heitz Grignolino 2000


    This was given to me by my brother-in-law who found it in an estate. I have no reason to believe that this wine was stored in anything like preferred conditions. However, the bottle looked great and the fill looked good. The cork crumbled when I pulled it. So, that was not a good sign. However, the color in the glass was good--red plum with... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a ... ... van Bergen, JvB UnCorkedGrignolinoThe Grignolino grape variety makes ideal red wines for summer. It has exhilarating, pretty notes of rose hips, red currant and sour cherry with mouth-watering acidity and an overall lightness of being that is highly prized by ... Read More

    From the article Superior Red Wines for Summertime

  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Cy. We hope you continue to join us here, and we ... pick up their Zinfandel or Grignolino which are not distributed that muc Read More

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  • Hi everyone.  This is my first post on the boards.  My wife and I are doing a long weekend in Healdsburg (Jan 15-17) and Yountville (Jan 17-19) over MLK weekend and were looking for some recommendations on wineries to visit.  We tend to like more full bodied red wines, but are open to other wines as well. We are from New York and want to focus o... Read More

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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

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  • 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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  • 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


    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

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