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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 boxes, 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 oak barrels.

Ageing:
6 months in stainless-steel vats and a minimum of additional 2 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. A classic expression of the Pinot Noir grape.

Vintage:
2020

Harvest date:
August 24th 2020

Bottling date:
June 8th 2021

2020 production:
14.000 bottles (0,75 l)

Notes about the 2020 vintage:
quite hot vintage, but with enough rainfall to ensure a proper growing of the grapes. Quite early harvest with abundant production.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 12,8% vol
– acidity: 5,3 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– sulphites: 80 mg/l
– dry extract: 28 g/l

First vintage:
2014

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)