Grignolino is an old Piedmontese grape variety, which originates in Monferrato. The name refers to the word ‘grignole’, which in their dialect means a grape with a lot of pips. Difficult to cultivate, it produces an original, unpredictable wine which is widely appreciated.
La Capletta has a pale red color, delicate with hints of fruit and brushwood often accompanied by characteristic scents of white pepper. It is austere and refined on the palate, dry with a characteristic presence of tannins and a pleasantly bitter after-taste. Perfect with white meats, first dishes or grilled fish.
Serving temperature: 14-15°C
The name Grignolino derives from the Piemontese dialectal term grignolo, which means pip. It serves as a warning that the variety produces grapes abundant in pips, and therefore tannins. The name does not, however, give any hint as to the grapes searing acidity. Naturally high levels of tannin and acidity might suggest that Grignolino could rank alongside Piemontes two most successful red varieties, Nebbiolo and Barbera, whose tannin and acid structure is a key element in their success.