Grignolino has to be one of the greatest grape names. It comes from the Italian grignolo, meaning "pip", because of the many seeds inside the grapes. This will typically result in wines with higher tannins because along with the skins it is the pips that contribute much of a wine's tannin structure. However well handled that structure as accompanied by heady aromas and bright fruit flavours. It is a Piemontese speciality you won't really find elsewhere.