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Giorgio Odero

Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC

Grape variety:
Pinot Noir

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio, in a single vineyard adjacent to the estate.

Soil:
lime/clay. Basic pH.

Vineyard orientation:
NW-NE

Vineyard altitude:
160 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot

Average age of the vines:
21 years

Vine density:
5.000 vines per hectare

Yield:
less than 1 kg per vine

Harvest:
the grapes come from the central part of the historical Vigna del Pino. After light cluster trimming and leaf thinning in July, we further selected the grapes shortly before harvest. The grapes are hand-harvested in 15 kg boxes, carefully selecting the best ones.

Vinification:
destemming and gentle crushing of the grapes. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts in an upright untoasted French oak vat. 15-day maceration. During maceration, the wine is punched down and pumped over several times, depending on the kinetics of the fermentation. A natural malolactic fermentation takes place in the autumn following the harvest in small second-fill oak barrels.

Ageing:
12 months in 25 hl barrels, 6 months in stainless-steel vats and additional 12 months in bottle.

Sight:
ruby red colour with garnet highlights.

Nose:
intense, with notes of spices, ripe berries, peculiar balsamic overtones (pine and sage) and a closing note of Seville orange.

Palate:
fruity, fresh, fragrant and well-balanced. Fully reflective of the grape variety. Very elegant and balsamic, with an acidity which makes it very promising for ageing.

Ageing potential:
over 20 years

Vintage:
2017

Date of harvest:
September 4th 2016

Date of bottling:
July 2nd 2019

2017 production:
3.902 bottles (0,75 l). Also available in magnum format (102 bottles) and Jéroboam format (3 bottles).

Notes about the 2017 vintage:
wvery warm and dry vintage. The long and exceptionally dry summer season stressed the vines, but our clay soils acted as a sponge, storing reserves of winter rainfall to supply the vines. Early harvest with excellent ripening of the grapes, but limited production.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 13,2% vol
– acidity: 5,4 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– sulphites: 80 mg/l
– dry extract: 26,6 g/l

First vintage:
1989

James Suckling (jamessuckling.com): 90/100 (vintage 2017)

Guida essenziale ai vini d’Italia di Daniele Cernilli 2022: 94/100 (vintage 2017)

Vitae AIS 2021: Four Vines award (vintage 2016)
Viniplus AIS Lombardia 2021: Golden Rose award (vintage 2016)
Viniplus AIS Lombardia 2021: Four Camunian Roses award (vintage 2016)

Viniplus AIS Lombardia 2019: Four Camunian Roses award (vintage 2015)

Gambero Rosso 2018: Two Red Glasses award (vintage 2014)
Slow Wine 2018: Vino Slow award (vintage 2014)
L’Espresso 2018: 100 wines to be tasted again after years (vintage 2010)
Vitae AIS 2018: Four Vines award (vintage 2014)
Viniplus AIS Lombardia 2018: Golden Rose award (vintage 2014)
Viniplus AIS Lombardia 2018: Four Camunian Roses award (vintage 2014)