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Il Verro 2020 Pallagrello Nero

Pallagrello nero is in a cadre of native Italian grapes abandoned in the last century, increasingly adored in the present. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the local ruling family treasured this variety, earning it a spot in the royal vineyards, as Ian D’Agata points out in his Native Wine Grapes of Italy. But, the author notes, by the late 20th century, no one in Italy was producing a monovarietal pallagrello wine. Pallagrello nero was once grown throughout Campania but has since retreated to Caserta, where it can best develop its soft tannins and characteristic notes of black fruit, black pepper, and herbs. Pallagrello nero is vinified in stainless steel, but then, after racking off the gross lees, it waits for the completion of malolactic fermentation in steel, and then another racking is done. The wine is raised in steel tanks until April or May.

  • 2020
  • Pallagrello Nero
  • Italy
  • Compania
  • Terre del Volturno
  • Volcanic, sand
  • Certified Organic by CCPB
  • Stainless steel
  • 8 months stainless steel
  • Yes
  • 750 ml
  • Red
  • $31.00