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.

lime/clay. Basic pH.

Orientation of the vineyard:

Altitude of the vineyard:
160 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot

Average age of the vines:
22 years

Vine density:
5,000 vines per hectare

less than 1 kg per vine

the grapes come from the central part of the historical Vigna del Pino. After a light trimming of the clusters in mid-July, we did an additional trimming just before the harvest. The grapes were hand-harvested in 15 kg boxes, carefully selecting the best ones.

destemming and gentle crushing of the grapes. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts in an upright untoasted French oak vat. 10-day maceration. During maceration, the wine is punched down or pumped over several times, depending on the kinetics of the fermentation. A natural malolactic fermentation in small oak barrels took place in the spring following the harvest.

4 months in 25 hl barrels, then 8 months in French oak barriques; 6 months in stainless-steel vats before bottling and and a minimum of additional 12 months in bottle before release.

ruby red colour with garnet highlights.

intense, with notes of spices, ripe fruits of the forest, peculiar balsamic overtones (pine and sage) and a closing note of Seville orange.

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

Ageing potential:
over 20 years


Date of harvest:
August 27th 2019

Date of bottling:
July 8th 2021

2018 production:
3,100 bottles (0,75 l).
Also available in magnum format (50 bottles) and Jéroboam format (11 bottles).

Notes about the 2018 vintage:
regular vintage, with medium-high rainfall in May, quite hot summer and a few drought moments. Weather was fresh at harvest, especially near the end of it. All wines were graced with good aromatic qualities and good acidity levels.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 12.91% vol
– acidity: 5.1 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– sulphites: 86 mg/l
– dry extract: 27 g/l

First vintage:

The Essential Guide to Italian Wine by Daniele Cernilli 2024: 95/100 (vintage 2019)
Guida Bio 2024: Golden Leaf award (vintage 2018)
Viniplus AIS Lombardia 2024: Golden Rose award (vintage 2019)

The Essential Guide to Italian Wine by Daniele Cernilli 2023: 94/100 (vintage 2018)
James Suckling ( 90/100 (vintage 2017)

The Essential Guide to Italian Wine by 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)