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Carillo

Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC

Grape variety:
Pinot Noir

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:
20 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. 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 and pumped over several times. Natural malolactic fermentation in 25 hl barrels.

Ageing:
9 months in stainless steel vats and a minimum of 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:
2019

Harvest date:
August 28th 2019

Bottling date:
February 24th 2020

2019 production:
12.300 bottles (0,75 l)

Notes about the 2019 vintage:
regular vintage, with medium-high rainfall in May, quite hot summer and a few drought moments. Weather was fresh at harvest, especially at the end of it. All wines were graced with good aromatic qualities and a good level of aciditiy.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 13,04% vol
– acidity: 5,1 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– sulphites: 67 mg/l
– dry extract: 25,8 g/l

First vintage:
2014

Slow Wine 2020: Everyday Wine (vintage 2018)

AIS Viniplus Lombardy 2019: Four Camunian Roses (vintage 2016)

Gambero Rosso 2018: 2 Red Glasses (vintage 2015)

Berebene 2018: Oscar – Value for money award (vintage 2015)