Bouquet / Tasting notes: fresh wild strawberries, tart black cherries, hints of mint

Body: light bodied, tangy, fresh crisp acidity

Color: Light red almost like a dark rosato

Pairings: Prosciutto, anti-pasti, apertivo

Side notes: Grignolino's DOC is in Asti and Monferrato Casalese. It is becoming harder to find because Grignolino's low yields frustrate farmers.

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