The Pugnitello grape, with a black berry, is grown in the Tuscany region.
The Pugnitello is a grape variety that is characterized by the shape of the bunch, small and conical truncated, similar to a fist (hence the name). There is no certain information relating to its origin, but it is thought that it may come from the province of Grosseto. It has some morphological similarity with Montepulciano, from which it differs however for the lower productivity and for the different shape of the bunch. It is not explicitly present in any DOP denomination, but we can find it in many varieties of the IGT Toscana.
Leaf: medium, medium long, pentagonal, five-lobed
Cluster: small, short, pyramidal, medium compact
Berry: medium, uniform, rounded, with circular section
Peel: thick, leathery, blue-black in color, very pruinose.
Sensory characteristics of wine:
A very intense ruby red wine with purple hues is obtained from the Pugnitello grape. The nose is slightly herbaceous while on the palate it reveals a full taste, high alcohol content, good acidity and high finesse tannins.