Pignolo (2012)


  • Pignolo means "finicky" in Italian and this wine is rare due to the difficulty in growing these finicky grapes. But the effort is worth it! This wine is powerful, with a full body and a backbone loaded with well-ripened and quality tannins. An outstanding wine, this Pignolo stands up to any beautiful meal.

    In a region famous for its whites, Michele Moschioni has been daring enough for the past 40 years to only make reds. A pupil of the godfather of Amarone, Giuseppe Quintarelli, Moschioni's reds are legendary.
  • Typology: Red wine
    Production area: Colli Orientali del Friuli
    Grape variety: 100% Pignolo
    Harvesting: Manual harvest from early to mid-October.
    Fermentation and refinery: Maturation for several months in barrique, then for a long time in large oak barrels, and final aging in the bottle.
    Alcohol Percentage: 15.0%
    Tasting notes: Deep ruby red with purple shades. Deep and fruity nose gorgeously layered with plum jam, blueberry, and black cherry as well as floral hints of rosehip and violet. It has a delicate and balsamic note of eucalyptus and tobacco leaf. In the mouth it is powerful, almost chewable. The sip is impetuous, with vibrant tannins of great finesse. The virtually infinite persistence highlights the strong minerality of this champion.
    Serving Suggestions: Pair it with aged blue cheese or with game meat or game bird.

Winery: Moschioni