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Carillo

Carillo

Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC

Grape variety:
Pinot Noir (100%)

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio

Soil:
lime/clay

Vineyards orientation:
NE-SW

Vineyards altitude:
120-200 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot

Average age of the vines:
19 years

Vine density:
5.000 vines per hectare

Yield:
1-1,2 kg per vine

Harvest:
leaf thinning in mid-July. The grapes are hand-harvested in 17 kg crates, carefully selecting the best ones.

Vinification:
destemming and gentle crushing of the grapes followed by fermentation with indigenous yeast. 8-day maceration in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature always kept below 26 °C. During maceration, the wine is punched down and pumped over several times. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place in 25 hl barrels.

Ageing:
9 months in stainless steel vats and at least additional 4 months in bottle.

Sight:
brilliant ruby red colour.

Nose:
intense, with aromas of wild berries and spicy notes.

Palate:
fresh, fruity, fragrant and well-balanced. Fully reflective of the grape variety.

Vintage:
2017

Harvest date:
August 22nd 2017

Bottling date:
October 31st 2018

2018 production:
6.029 bottles (0,75 l)

Analytical data:
– Alcohol: 12,92% vol
– Acidity: 4,9 g/l
– Residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– Sulphites: 52 mg/l
– Dry extract: 24,8 g/l

First vintage:
2014

Gambero Rosso 2018: 2 Red Glasses

Berebene 2018: Oscar (value for money award)