Grignolino, indigenous and original variety
The Grignolino variety is part of the ancient Piedmontese grape varieties, and it is mostly grown in the area between Asti and Casale Monferrato. However, it is quite common to find even some Grignolino vineyards in the province of Cuneo and in the Oltrepò Pavese area. It is often difficult to cultivate it, but it gives an original wine that welcomes the enthusiasm of many winelovers.
The name “Grignolino” probably comes from the dialect “grignole”, a term used to identify the berries of this grapes, because they are very numerous. Another name for this variety, however, only used in the past, was Barbesino.