Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC
foothills of Casteggio, in a single vineyard adjacent to the estate.
lime/clay. Basic pH.
160 m AMSL
Average age of the vines:
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 cluster trimming and a 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.
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 takes place in the autumn following the harvest in small oak barrels.
12 months in 25 hl barrels, 6 months in stainless-steel vats and additional 12 months in bottle.
ruby red colour with garnet highlights.
intense, with notes of spices, ripe berries, peculiar balsamic overtones (pine and sage) and a closing note of Seville orange.
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.
over 20 years
Date of harvest:
September 6th 2018
Date of bottling:
January 26th 2021
3.112 bottles (0,75 l). Also available in magnum format (56 bottles) and Jéroboam format (20 bottles).
Notes about the 2018 vintage:
the 2018 vintage was a cooler vintage than the 2017, with a medium-cold winter and regular spring and summer. The overall good weather conditions and the remarkable temperature variations between day and night caused an early veraison. The ripening of the grapes, while constant, has been slow, allowing a better phenolic ripeness. The harvest, abundant and showing a perfect ripeness of the grapes, took place a few days later than the 2017 harvest.
– alcohol: 14,25% vol
– acidity: 5,3 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– sulphites: 86 mg/l
– dry extract: 26,8 g/l
Technical data sheet (Giorgio Odero 2017)
Technical data sheet (Giorgio Odero 2016)
Technical data sheet (Giorgio Odero 2015)
Technical data sheet (Giorgio Odero 2014)
Technical data sheet (Giorgio Odero 2013)
Technical data sheet (Giorgio Odero 2012)
Technical data sheet (Giorgio Odero 2011)
Technical data sheet (Giorgio Odero 2010)
Technical data sheet (Giorgio Odero 2009)
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)