Pignoletto is the name of a native grape from which you get this wine, considered the King of the wines from Colli Bolognesi (Bologna's Hills).
The wine has a straw yellow colour with green hues and delicate, fruity, intense fragrance of hawthorn flowers. The flavour is dry, balanced and persistent.
Pignoletto exists in the Docg denomination (Controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin), Doc (Controlled denomination of origin) and Igt (Typical geographical indication). That explains Giacomo Savorini, director of the Consorzio Vini dei Colli Bolognesi.
"The Docg Pignoletto - said the Consorzio's director - is produced in a more restricted area of the Bologna's Hills, including Monteveglio, Castello di Serravalle, Monte San Pietro and part of the municipal area of Savigno, Zola Predosa and Sasso Marconi. The production method has a particular disciplinary and it exists only in the version of still wine". The Doc Pignoletto is produced in a wider area, ranging from Savignano sul Panaro up to Monterenzio, south of via Emilia and south of Bazzanese street. The Doc is available in the still wine version, but also sparkling, champagne and straw wine. The Igt Pignoletto, finally, covers an area even larger, ranging from Parma up to Sillaro.
The farms in the Bologna's plain area that are members of the Consorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi:
Info: Consorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi, Via Abbazia 30/c, San Teodoro hamlet, 40050 Monteveglio (Bologna), ph. 0039 0516707752
The IAT Colli Bolognesi (Tourist Information Office of the Bolognese Hills) is located at Villa Garagnani in Zola Predosa and it provides information about Zola Predosa and Casalecchio di Reno. It also provides information on the other locations of the Samoggia Valley, such as Bazzano, Castello di Serravalle, Crespellano, Monte San Pietro, Monteveglio e Savigno.
IAT Colli Bolognesi c/o Villa Edvige Garagnani
Via Masini 11 - 40069 Zola Predosa
Ph. +39 366 8982707
Fax +39 051 752838
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am-1.00pm e 2.00pm-6.00pm
Closed on Tuesday, Sunday and Holidays
U.R.C.A. - Sportello del cittadino [Ufficio Relazioni Cittadino Amministrazione]
Sede Municipale – Piano terra Piazza della Repubblica,1 – 40069 Zola Predosa
Phone: 0039 051.6161610
Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 7.45am-1pm
Thu 7.45am-1pm, 2.30pm-6pm
Last update: 09-09-2019