Today Pallagrello nero is
grown almost exclusively in the Campania region, particularly in the province
of Caserta. The majority of the grapes plantings can be found around the
communes of Alife, Alvignano, Caiazzo and Castel Campagnano. Outside of
Caserta, some minor plantings can be found in the provinces of Avellino in
Campania and Campobasso in Molise.
Pallagrello Nero Grapes
Pallagrello Nero makes very
good wines, making it a fortuitous discovery and lately wines made from Pallagrello
Nero gapes have attracted attention for their full body, soft tannins and flavor
intensity.The Pallagrello grape cluster is distinguished by its very short
shape, it is a vigorous varietal, producing small grapes with thick-skinned
berries that have high sugar content and restrained acidity that make for an
intensely flavored wine with reasonably high alcohol and surprisingly gentle
tannins. Pallagrello Nero wines typically exhibit black fruit aromas such as
plum and blackberry along with chocolate and some peppery notes.