Federico Orsi Pignoletto Vigna del Grotto $24

Cheese Chicken Fish Pork
Pignoletto, Albana, Riesling

Rich honey and pear with a viscous caramel finish.

Quiet whispers of apple, pear, and kiwi on the nose. A rich palate of honey, pear, pineapple, and a pinch of salt.

This is a tale of fate—Federico studied business in school, but saw a local vineyard for sale in 2005 and jokingly proposed to buy it in front of his family. To his surprise, they support it, and he gave himself a deadline of 5 years to make it work. With no knowledge or experience, he hit the books and the philosophy of biodynamics enraptures him. The vineyard is fully natural by 2009 and the wines are stunning.


  • Region: Italy / Emilia-Romagna
Federico Orsi Pignoletto Vigna del Grotto