High in acidity and tannin; light in body and color (usually with an orange or garnet tinge). Aromas & flavors: Fresh flowers, red berries (cranberry), spices (white pepper), sometimes bitter almond. Best DOPs: Grignolino d’Asti DOC, Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese DOC.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: None

Best Known For: Secondary red grape of Piemonte

Where Grown: Almost exclusively in Piemonte (96%)

Vineyard Area: 915 ha (2,260 acres)

Denominations that use this grape variety

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