Taking little-known local hero grapes and catapulting them to international fame seems to be a talent of Italy’s talented Bologna family. Back in the 70s, Giacomo Bologna started making reds to rival Barolo with the Barbera grape. Now, Barbera is the 3rd most planted grape in Italy, and his grandson Giuseppe is looking to do the same with reds made from Grignolino.
There are only tiny quantities of Grignolino reds made in Italy, and hardly any of it reaches UK shores. So make sure you savour this rare taste of a truly under-the-radar gem
What’s more, to make sure the character of the Grignolino grapes really shone through, Giuseppe used no oak in ageing Braida Limonte – so you’ll enjoy maximum fruit purity
As a wine with very fresh red fruit flavours, this would go perfectly with classic Italian dishes – a great partner for soups or fish too
Tasting note:Inviting aromas of rose petals and fleshy red berries lead to flavours of spiced cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Just a hint of almond of the pleasant, lingering finish.