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Pampanuto (also known as Pampanino) is a white Italian wine grape variety that is grown in the Apulia region of southern Italy. Here the grape is used primarily a blending variety, often paired with higher acid grape varieties that need to have their acidity toned down.[1]

DOC wines[edit]

Pampanuto is a permitted variety in the Denominazione di origine controllata wines of the Gioia del Colle DOC located in the province of Bari. Here it is a minor component in the white wines that are primarily composed of 50-70% Trebbiano Toscano with Pampanuto and other local white grape varieties permitted to fill in the remainder of the blend. Pampanuto grapes destined for DOC wine production must be harvested to a yield no greater than 13 tonnes/hectare with the finished wine needing to attaining a minimum alcohol level of 10.5%.[2]


Over the years Pampanuto has been known under a variety of synonyms including La Pampanuta, Pampanino, Pampanuta, Pampanuto di Terlizzi and Rizzulo.[3]


  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes pg 133 Oxford University Press 1996 ISBN 0198600984
  2. ^ P. Saunders Wine Label Language pp. 167 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X
  3. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Pampanuto Accessed: October 7th, 2012