Pignoletto – The Fulham Wine Company


Pignoletto has personality: citrus and herbaceous aromas strike one on the bouquet, with notes of pear and white peach. What immediately emerged was the striking level of tannin in the Pignoletto when vinified dry and skin contact is emphasised. It is a thick-skinned varietal and, with older vines cultivated on calcareous clay or silty soils, the wines have a surprising full-flavoured depth. The challenge is not to let the tannin dominate, but certainly for it to contribute to the texture of the wine, backed up by green apple acidity. These are quite serious wines, though probably mostly at their best within three years of the vintage.