Cards of Wine

Pignoletto (Italy)

Pignoletto Frizzante is a sparkling white wine from Emilia Romagna.

The main grape is Grechetto Gentile.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear

Pineapple
Pineapple
Flowers
Flowers
Herbs
Herbs
Almonds
Almonds

Typical Pignoletto flavors are Citrus, Apple, Pear, Pineapple, White Flowers. Herbs and Almonds.

Profile

Pignoletto Frizzante wines are dry and acidic, much like Prosecco:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperatures:
6-8°C (43-46°F)

Food Pairing

You can drink sparkling wine to almost everything. Whether it is French Champagne, Spanish Cava or Italian Prosecco.


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salads
Salads
Tapas
Tapas
Sandwitch
Sandwitch

Crab
Seafood
French Fries
Fries
Egg
Egg Dishes
Pasta
Pasta

Strawberries
Strawberries
Panettone
Cantucci
Panettone
Panettone
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Sparkling wines pair very well with salty food, because the bubbles break up the salt in the mouth. The acidity and bubbles also pair well with rich food, creamy and oily dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Sandwiches. Focaccia.
Green Salad. Asparagus. Avocado. Artichokes.
Ham and Melon. Prosciutto. Serano.
Egg Dishes. Omelette. Smoked Salmon.
French Fries. Popcorn.
Panettone. Biscuits.
Fruit Salad. Sweet Soufflés.
Figs. Chocolate. Crème Brulée.

Cheese:
Soft and Fresh Cheeses.
Brie. Camembert. Washed-Rind. Robiola.
Feta. Fontina. Creamy Blue.

Pignoletto

Light and fruity, tank-produced bubbles from Northern Italy have had a boom sale in recent years.

Pignoletto is an alternative to Prosecco, Spanish Cava or expensive Champagne.

It is often blended with Chardonnay and Trebbiano to add herbal and nutty flavors.

Pignoletto is made using the "Charmat" method. This method is quicker and cheaper than Champagne method. With the Charmant method, acidic wine, yeast, and sugar is mixed into large steel tanks. The tank is sealed, the yeast consumes the sugar, while releasing bubbles that carbonate the wine.

Sugar Levels

Regulation
EC 607/2009
Sugar
gram/litre
Calories
/glass
Brut Nature (Brut Zero)0-33
Extra Brut 0-6 5
Brut 0-12 7
Extra Dry (Extra Sec, Extra Seco) 12-17 10
Dry (Sec, Seco) 17-32 20
Demi (Semi) 32-50 30
Doux (Sweet, Dulce) 50+ 30+

Emilia Romagna

Bologna (the capital) and the other big cities, Parma, and Modena are known as the mecca of food.

In the wine world, Emilia Romagna is best known for Lambrusco.

Red Wines:

Lambrusco
Sangiovese

White Wines:

Pignoletto
Albana di Romagna

Primary Grapes:

Trebbiano (30%)
Lambrusco (20%)
Sangiovese (15%)