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January 19, 2023

Running the Light Red

Grignolino is a food-friendly Piedmont red coming back into appreciation

Not long ago, in a time when most red wines were closer to red than deep purple, Grignolino was the wine drunk at table in the Piedmont – finished off at the end of the meal by a glass of Barolo.

Now, as winelovers seek out lighter, easier-drinking reds Grignolino is in comeback mode. In early winter I visited one of my favorite Grignolino producers Olim Bauda to sip and discuss.

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Dino Bertolino (left) tastes Grignolino with brother Gianni at their Olim Bauda winery