Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC
foothills of Casteggio
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 and pumped over several times. Natural malolactic fermentation in 25 hl oak barrels.
6 months in stainless-steel vats and a minimum of additional 2 months in bottle.
brilliant ruby red colour.
intense, with aromas of wild berries and spicy notes.
fresh, fruity, fragrant and well-balanced. A classic expression of the Pinot Noir grape.
August 24th 2020
June 8th 2021
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.
– alcohol: 12,8% vol
– acidity: 5,3 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– sulphites: 80 mg/l
– dry extract: 28 g/l
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)