As the name implies, this grape variety originated from Greece and was subsequently grown in many parts of central and southern Italy. In Emilia, with the name of Pignoletto, it found a perfect habitat in the hills and foothills between Modena and Bologna, and its presence here has been traced back to the 17th century.
But what is most interesting is the versatility of Pignoletto, as not many grapes can give birth to both ready-to-drink sparkling wines and still white wines with beautiful structure and longevity.
This is because what Pignoletto offers is a variety that successfully combines a good dose of flavour (so much so that it was once thought to be a derivative of Riesling or Pinot Blanc) with the tannin and polyphenol levels of a great wine.
We find all this in our Pignoletto spumante Modén or, partly, in our Blanc de Blancs, where the land around the Castelvetro area, between the plains and the hills, enhances this tempting freshness and fruity notes while maintaining tension, making the wine truly satisfying, as well as open to many pairings which would be difficult for other aromatic fully sparkling wines.