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 Pignolo Wine

Pignolo is a dark-skinned grape native to Friuli, in the northeast of Italy. It has a long-standing reputation for producing deep-colored and high-quality wines that were popular with the monks of the region's ancient Abbazia (Abbey) di Rosazzo. As the variety can be temperamental, it was shunned for higher-yielding vines such as Schioppettino for many years, although a number of producers in Friuli are now returning to the grape.

Pignolo is often confused with Pignola, a dark-skinned variety found today in Lombardy. There is still no general consensus as to whether the two grapes are the same or distinct. Synonyms of Pignolo include Pignola Valtellinese and Pignuola, while Pignola is sometimes known as Pignolo, which only adds to the confusion.

Pignolo
Pignolo Grapes

The word pignolo means "fussy" in Italian, which reflects the nature of the variety: it produces uneven and generally low yields. While production of Pignolo wines is still small, they are renowned for being deeply pigmented, brooding, rich and full. Blackberry and plum flavors are common to Pignolo wines, as are plump tannins and balanced acidity. Pignolo has an affinity for oak, and wines are often aged for 24 months or more in barrel before being released. Thanks to the grape's ample tannins, the wines are often capable of aging for 12 years or more.

The variety is grown almost exclusively in Friuli and wines produced with Pignolo mostly come under the IGT classification and are predominantly single-variety wines.

Synonyms include: Duracino, Ochialina, Pignol, Pignola Valtellinese, Pignuola, Robola, Schiettarola.

Food matches include:
Europe: Agnello alla Friulana con pancetta e patate (Friulian leg of lamb with pancetta and potatoes)


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We found 29 matches for Pignolo. Click on a name below for prices and details ...
Wine Name
Region 
Popularity
Mastri Vinai Fulvio Bressan Cru Pignol Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Venezia Giulia IGT $69 18152
Jermann Pignacolusse Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Venezia Giulia IGT $47 24214
Girolamo Dorigo Pignolo di Buttrio Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $66 24767
Moschioni Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $73 25360
La Tunella Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $23 56848
Walter Filiputti Pignolo Riserva Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $100 57586
Borgo San Daniele 'Arbis Ros' Rosso, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Friuli-Venezia Giulia $23 59066
Specogna Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $23 63147
Castello di Buttrio Marburg Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $23 96156
Jermann Vignatruss Pignolo Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Venezia Giulia IGT $45 101346
Le Vigne di Zamo Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli Rosazzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $54 104137
Abbazia di Rosazzo Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $20 107241
Gigante Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $32 114354
Castello di Buttrio Pignolo delle Venezie IGT, Italy delle Venezie IGT $27 118392
Livon Eldoro Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $23 128076
Il Roncal Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $23 133940
Dario Coos Pignolo Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Venezia Giulia IGT $20 140467
Sant' Elena Quantum L'Autoctono Pignolo Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Venezia Giulia IGT $52 140467
Ronchi di Manzano Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $18 158458
Comelli Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $28 171566
La Viarte Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $146 171566
Cozzarolo Pignolo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Friuli-Venezia Giulia $11 N/A
Ermacora Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $39 N/A
Girolamo Dorigo 'Vigneto Ronc di Juri' Pignolo di Buttrio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Friuli-Venezia Giulia $132 N/A
Petrucco 'Ronco del Balbo' Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $42 N/A
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