Wines: Some Favourites from Italy

Italy has many regions that produce excellent wines. Some wine producers are long-established, in very old wine producing areas.


The characteristics of each vineyard help to identify and produce the high-quality wines, from a particular area and company. A good number of grape varieties are grown in Italy and include Barbera, Chardonnay, Friulano, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Picolit, Riesling, Ribolla Gialla, Schioppettino, Sangiovese, plus several others. 

Multi award-winning Vigna Petrussa is a family-run winery, located in Albana di Prepotto, Italy, a perfect wine growing area. Vigna Petrussa is committed and dedicated to producing wines of exceptional quality that incorporate tradition, along with present methods. Commencing during the middle of the 19th century, the company can be justifiably proud, as they continue on, into today’s modern times.

Vigna Petrussa, Friulano (14% vol) is a very much favoured white wine production. A most excellent straw-yellow colour greets the eye. This is followed by a bouquet of wild flowers and citrus, for the nasal senses. After ageing in used oak, very good flavours of ripe, summer fruits are appreciated for the mouthfeel and then extended on, to the palate’s delight. Splendid to pair with cured meats and fish dishes.         

If red wine is a preference then Vigna Petrussa, Schioppettino di Prepotto (13.5% vol) does not disappoint (me, certainly), being aged for 24 months in wood and then aged further, for 12 months, in bottle, Elegance, with just a hint of spice, is how I would describe this superb wine production. An abundance of juicy, red and dark fruits is very evident for the mouth’s pleasures and beyond. Wonderful when paired with game, roast meats, steaks and many other dishes.

For a sweet (perhaps dessert) wine requirement Vigna Petrussa, Perla Nera (15% vol) could very well be the answer. The overripe Schioppettino grapes are utilised, to great advantage, in the production of this ruby-red wine, which is aged before bottling and has impressive overtones of sweet spices, plus other very acceptable aromas and complementing flavours. Really, great when accompanying mature cheeses and numerous other pleasurable delights.

For more details and information about Vigna Petrussa wines, please contact and/or visit their most informative website, E-mail:      Web: www.vignapetrussa,it      

As always,



Independent Restaurant and Wine reviews. Trevor is not associated with any of the products or venues featured.


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