Grignolino grapes contain an unusual amount of seeds, making their wine highly tannic when not handled with care.
In fact, the name “grignole” means many seeds in local Asti dialect.
Grignolino del Monferrato Casale is widely considered the best place for Grignolino.
Grignolino is a notoriously difficult grape, but its rewards are great when grown with care and picked at just the right time (it’s an uneven ripener). Many producers have ripped up their Grignolino out of frustration, in the meantime Francesco has perfected it.