The Pinova is a very aromatic apple with a fine pulp and a crisp texture. When ripe, the intense orange and banana aromas alternate, followed by a slightly herbaceous and honey-like note. The aroma of the Pinova is long-lasting and the first taste impression is sweet with a slight astringency in the aftertaste.
Thomas Oberhofer, apple grower from Laces/Latsch, about the Pinova
The Pinova apple variety was not designated "protected geographical indication" until 2012. The flaming orange-red colour is a clear sign of this robust and productive apple. The variety thrives particularly well at high altitudes and on high slopes and is cultivated in South Tyrol, especially in the Vinschgau valley.