Branchini Pignoletto Frizzante 2014 (750ml/12)
The Emilia Romagna region is actually two regions in one: the low plains of Emilia, north of the city of Bologna, where sparkling Lambrusco is king, and the verdant, rolling hills of Romagna, south of Bologna, which produce Italy’s great variety of stone fruits, including cherries, peaches and plums. Two types of wineries can be found in this area: huge mass-production wineries, usually cooperatives, and small artisanal producers that tend to line the hills closer to the Apennine Mountains. ...New York, New Jersey
One of the most interesting native Italian white grape varieties Pignoletto has a strong personality. Pignoletto has a straw yellow color with slight reflexes of green, a delicate nose, fruity, intense with the perfume of Hawthorne flowers. One of the surprising things about this wine is how different it can be as taste compared to the nose. If made as frizzante or vivace (so fizzy or lightly sparkling, thanks to a little use of charmat method), the wine maintains a bright acidity and minerality yet lively while the still version of the wine can be surprisingly full. Excellent as an aperitif.