Piedirosso means red feet, and it seems to refer to the stems which have a reddish colour to them. Piedirosso is also known as Palombina or Per’e Palummo which means “little dove” and “dove’s foot” in the local dialect because the stem is made of up of three branches that can resemble a bird’s foot.
The grape itself is purported to be of ancient origin and is thought to be the same as the Colombina mentioned by the Roman author Pliny. Piedirosso has a notable predilection for volcanic soils, which abound in Campania, and has always been most intensively cultivated near Naples, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, on the island of Ischia, and in the volcanic plain near the city known as the Phlegrean fields where, according to the legends of the ancient world, Ulysses was first captured by, then blinded and escaped from, the Cyclopean giant known as Polyphemus.
Production Area:From the vineyards of Sannio
Grape Variety: 100% Piedirosso
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for 2-3 weeks
Colour: Dense ruby
Bouquet: Palate shows a full body with a lingering freshness
Taste: Red fruits such as plum, blackberry and cherry
Serving Suggestions: It goes perfectly with pasta, red or white meat roasted or grilled and smoked cheeses