- La Mondianese Grignolino d'Asti 2011 Product #26340 (In Stock)
What is Grignolino? A red wine grape from Piemonte, Italy, where the root name – grignole – means “many pips”, referring to the many seeds found in this rarely seen grape. It’s prone to being tough and tannic, but not here. Diane thought this tasted like “Pinot Noir and Sangiovese had a baby”, and there's definitely something to that. In any event, it’s a lightly colored and textured wine that opens with aromas of sweet cherry, red berries, and a hint of lavender. In the mouth the fruit is bright and juicy and a touch of earthiness comes up at the end. Light enough to drink with fish or to take a chill for solo sipping.