Alberto Tedeschi Pignoletto Emilia Spungola Bellaria 2011

Recommendation: Try this one, it’s a delicious wine that’s VERY unique.

Winery/Producer: Alberto Tedeschi

Grape Variety: Pignoletto.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $19.80

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Creole pumpkin soup.


    He said: Opened and recorked for two days. Served at room temperature. Slightly cloudy orange color. Very ripe apple aromas with hints of orange. Smooth, somewhat heavy, yet intense mouth-feel. Tastes of ripe apple, apricot and orange that carry through the long finish. A tiny bit oxidized, but a VERY delicious mix of flavors and potent acidity. This got better with every sip and was a fantastic pairing with the creamy pumpkin soup…the flavors of the soup were in perfect harmony with the wine. A VERY unique wine that was delicious and gave our lunch a real uplift.

    And, just a little side note: The label on this bottle is also unique…it’s a print of watercolor flowers and strong graphic design on a textured paper, it appears Alberto Tedeschi is accomplished in more ways than one!!!

    She said: With an orange color the wine might have a touch of sherry flavor but that could just be in my ever hopeful mind. Sherry flavor or not the wine was silky smooth and very pleasant on the palate. It was medium bodied, medium dry and ended with a tasty finish. It was excellent with the pumpkin soup but not good with our regular lentil soup that we eat daily. I loved the wine and would recommend it.


Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: Lewis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.