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White wine grape variety grown in Apulia

Pampanuto b.

The Pampanuto b. is a grape variety, of ancient cultivation in Apulia, traditionally more present in the range of the North of Bari province.

Origin and Historical Outline

The white wine grape variety Pampanuto b. has long been cultivated in Apulia, especially northern of Bari province, in particular in the areas of Corato and Ruvo, where it contributes to the local production of DOC wine. There is no definite information about its origin.


La Pampanuta, Pampanuta, Rizzulo. 

Shoot tip: open, fluffy, pale green with carmine edges.

Leaf: medium, circular, pentalobate. Almost closed, or closed U-shaped petiole sinus, or with overlapping lobes; U or V-shaped upper lateral sinuses with slightly or very overlapping lobes; open, V-shaped lower lateral sinuses.

Bunch: medium or medium-large, cone or pyramid-shaped, plain or winged, dense or mediumdense.

Berry: medium, spheroid. Pruinose, medium-thick skin, yellow-greenish colour; juice with a plain taste.

Time of bud burst: intermediate

Flowering time: early-intermediate

Veraison: intermediate

Ripening: intermediate-late

Vigour: from good to high

Average bunch weight: 280 g (min 170 g – max 400 g)

Average berry weight: 1.7 g (min 1.5 g – max 2 g)

Number of seeds per berry: 1 2

Average rachis weight: 21 g

Fertility of buds: 1 – 2

Potential fertility: 1.3

Actual fertility: 1

The Pampanuto b. has good productivity. It adapts well to the environmental and cultural conditions of the Apulian territory.

 Alcoholic content: 11 – 12 % by vol.

pH: 3.2 – 3.4

Total acidity: 5.5 – 6.5 g/l

The grapes of the Pampanuto b. vine are used exclusively for vinification, most often in blends with grapes from other, more valuable varieties. The result is a table wine of good colour, with a delicate and fine, neutral taste.

The Pampanuto b. vine is present in Apulia.  It is registered among the varieties suitable for cultivation in all Apulian production areas. It is used for the production of QWpsr the Castel del Monte wine.

Antonacci Donato


The data sheet of the Pampanuto b., revised and updated, is extracted from: Antonacci Donato (2006). Viti di Puglia, Adda publisher. Its use is granted by the author citing the source.