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Italian wine and grape guide : Pallagrello Bianco

Pallagrello Bianco

The grape Pallagrello is one of the native grape varieties that is driving the renaissance of the Campania wines.

The variety is native of Caserta, with two varieties: a white and a black, with small bunches and perfectly round berries, hence the name Pallagrello, small ball in the local dialect “U Pallarel”. Its origin presumably dates back to the ancient Greece, and have evidences that in the Ancient Rome period the grape was known by the name of “Pilleolata”.

The Pallagrello is a complex grape, not very productive and very delicate, the Pallagrello Bianco is harvested mid-September and it needs a well dosed wood approach and has a good evolution in the bottle.

The Pallagrello Bianco, when fermented in wood, has a golden yellow colour, ample bouquet with hints of honey, broom, peach; in the palate is soft, rich and balanced, with a long persistence.In the steel fermented version, the color is straw yellow with scents of apple, pineapple, melon, well balanced and with a good aromatic persistence.