A powerful Pinot Nero, coming from our oldest vineyard, planted in 1967.
Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC
100% Pinot Noir
End of August/ Beginning of September
vineyard and land
Obtained from a careful selection of grapes from our oldest vineyard, planted in 1967 and facing southwest on our estate in Santa Giuletta.
Winemaking and aging
The grapes are de-stemmed but not pressed in order to maintain the grape intact. Subsequently, cold pre-fermentative maceration is done before the alcoholic fermentation, which occurs in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature with short daily pumping overs. Once the fermentation is completed, the wine is racked, and the malolactic fermentation in barriques follows. After about ten months in French oak barriques of different origins, it is further aged for about ten months in a large oak cask. Lastly, the wine rests in the bottle for at least ten months before release.
Intense ruby red colour with typical garnet hues. Broad and complex on the nose, it expresses itself with herbaceous and red fruit scents, followed by a delicate spiciness and hints of cocoa and roasted coffee. The palate is enveloping with a range of flavours in perfect harmony with the nose, ranging from ripe red fruits to spices with a balsamic and persistent finish. The tannic texture is dense, yet delicate and silky, well balanced by acidity and a pleasant minerality, which makes this wine harmonious and elegant.
Ideal pairing for stuffed pasta and pasta dishes with meat sauces. Perfect with main courses such as game, roasts or fatty fish. Its freshness also makes it an excellent accompaniment for cured meats and medium-aged cheeses.