Ask Sid: Do you know the Pugnitello grape?

May 29th, 2019
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Question: Do you know the Pugnitello grape?

Answer: Yes an increasingly popular old Tuscan authoctonous (or indigenous) grape variety with small tight bunches that resemble a fist (“pugno”). Tried a 100% rich full one named Leopoldo from Fattoria Santa Vittoria but see it more as contributing to a blend with Sangiovese. Tasted this month from Rocca Di Montegrossi  their organic 2013 Gran Selezione Vigneto San Marcellino with 7% Pugnitello “smoothing out” the 93% Sangiovese in this Chianti Classico DOCG.

A grape worth investigating.

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May 29th, 2019

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