Grignolino — fun to say and inherently gluggable, this rare variety from Piemonte proves that there's much more to Northern Italy than Nebbiolo and Barbera. Light on its feet, but loaded with tannin, Grignolino is always a head-scratcher. How can something so elegant carry so much presence and weight? Crotin's organically farmed beauty is an exemplary rendition of the variety. Perfumed with notes of spiced red fruit and bitter herbs, the gentle acidity and wispy tannins give way to a lengthy, irony mineral finish. Throw a slight chill on this one and bask in the glory that is Grignolino.