Pignolo is an
old vine that has been grown in Corno di Rosazzo’s area since 1600.
forgotten for a long time, rediscovered around the beginning of the 80’s then
in 1995 it received the D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali.
It is a red, full-bodied
wine, vivid and interesting with a light red ruby colour.
Because of its
richness in tannins it has to be finished in French barrels and in bottles for
some years. The ageing gives refined complex flavours of a lot of different
Its scent is vinous, fruity, but reserved. It is very agreeable on the palette, finely
tannic, with warm mouth coating flavours of cherry, raspberry, and morel
Harvest: by hand in the first
half of October.
Vinification: 10-20 days in wooden
tun with frequent turning of the must followed by malolatic fermentation
in wood barrels of French oak.
Finishing: in barriques and
tonneaux for 36 months
Bottling: June/July. Once
bottled the wine rests for about 6 months before being released.
this is a wine to discover,
high-class and well matched with a large range of dishes: white and red meat,
matured cheese, and spicy salami, but also with other salami, wild boar, roast
beef and veal. It has a great personality.
Serve at 18-20°C in large glasses.
Ageing Potential: this wine evolves over 12 years.