The Pinella vine has uncertain origins. It seems to have been identified for the first time in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia, where it has almost disappeared nowaday. Instead, it is present in Veneto, in the province of Padua, especially in the area of the Euganean Hills, where it is normally vinified with other local varieties to give young and fresh wine blends.
The berry is white, medium, spheroid or slightly ovoid. The skin is thin, not very consistent and a little waxy, of golden yellow color, which tends to copper when it is fully ripe. The bunch is medium or small, cone shaped, stocky, very compact and often with a wing. The leaf is medium, pentagonal, and three-lobed.
The Pinella grape produces a pale yellow wine. The nose is floral and fruity with some hints of grapefruit. The palate is dry, fairly soft, rightly savory and fresh. It has good body and persistent.