Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC
foothills of Casteggio
Orientation of the vineyards:
Altitude of the vineyards:
120-200 m AMSL
Average age of the vines:
5,000 vines per hectare
1-1.2 kg per vine
leaf thinning in mid-July. The grapes are hand-harvested in 17 kg boxes, carefully selecting the best ones.
destemming and gentle crushing of the grapes. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in stainless-steel vats at a controlled temperature always kept below 26 °C. 8-day maceration. During maceration, the wine is punched down or pumped over several times, depending on the kinetics of the fermentation. Natural malolactic fermentation in 25 hl oak barrels.
6 months in stainless-steel vats and a minimum of additional 2 months in bottle before release.
brilliant ruby red colour.
intense, with aromas of fruits of the forest and spicy notes.
fresh, fruity, fragrant and well-balanced. A classic expression of the Pinot Noir grape.
August 24th 2022
May 11th 2023
23,000 bottles (0,75 l)
Notes about the 2022 vintage:
a very hot vintage with minimum rainfall. At the end of the vintage we have observed remarkable temperature variations between day and night. The harvest has been considerably anticipated; the production has been slightly lower than the usual, but the grapes were in perfect conditions and of good quality. The correct timing of the harvest ensured a good aromatic expression and right acidity values for all the wines.
– alcohol: 12.85% vol
– acidity: 5.6 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0.5 g/l
– sulphites: 85 mg/l
– dry extract: 26 g/l
Slow Wine 2023: Top Wine – Everyday Wine award (vintage 2021)
Slow Wine 2020: Everyday Wine award (vintage 2018)
AIS Viniplus Lombardy 2019: Four Camunian Roses award (vintage 2016)
Gambero Rosso 2018: Two Red Glasses award (vintage 2015)
Berebene 2018: Oscar – Value for money award (vintage 2015)