The hills around the Medieval city Bologna in the Emilia Romagna, Italy are known for their beautiful vineyards. Vigneto San Vito produces a Pignoletto Superiore in the comune of Moteveglio.
Their Pignoletto Superiore has the DOC quality assurance. A total of 10000 bottles have been manufactred of the 2011 vintage. The cuvée consists of 90% Pignoletto, 5% Chardonnay and 5% Sauvignon-Blanc. 90% of the wine ages in stainless steel tanks whereas the remaining 10% ages in small & large oak barrels for six months. In the bottle this Pignoletto Superiore ages another three months. The grapes are grown with the rules of organic agriculture.
I enjoyed this bottle at Eataly’s Osteria del Vino e della Birra in Bologna where the wine was chilled to 10°C.
On the nose there were aromas of pineapple and lime. A bouquet which I wouldn’t describe as very intense or outstanding. Alcohol by volume is listed at 13%. After taking a sip, I tasted a slight note of pineapple and some minerals. The wine was fresh with a short-medium finish. There was a bit of acidity, too.
Culinary wise pasta dishes and prosciutto di parma goes well with the Pignoletto Superiore.
Pignoletto Superiore DOC from Vigneto San Vito retails for 11.50€. At that price there are better options available. Nevertheless this is a good refreshing summer wine. I only recommended it to people who enjoy to the Pignoletto grape.