Oltrepò Pavese DOC Pinot Nero vinificato in bianco
(Pinot Noir vinified as a still white wine)
foothills of Casteggio
Orientation of the vineyards :
Altitude of the vineyards:
140-200 m AMSL
Average age of the vines:
4,800 vines per hectare
1-1.2 kg per vine
leaf thinning in July. The grapes are hand-harvested in 17 kg boxes, carefully selecting the best ones.
the grapes are gently pressed to avoid colour extraction. The alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature (15-16 °C) for 20-22 days. No malolactic fermentation.
6 months in stainless-steel vats.
pale straw yellow colour with greenish highlights.
intense, with pleasant aromas of white flowers and citrus aromas mixed with balsamic overtones.
rich, velvety and well-balanced. Medium body.
Date of harvest:
August 13th 2022
Date of bottling:
March 3rd 2023
28,000 bottles (0,75 l)
Notes about the 2022 vintage:
a very hot vintage with minimum rainfall. At the end of the vintage we have observed remarkable temperature variations between day and night. The harvest has been considerably anticipated; the production has been slightly lower than the usual, but the grapes were in perfect conditions and of good quality. The correct timing of the harvest ensured a good aromatic expression and right acidity values for all the wines.
– alcohol: 13% vol
– acidity: 5.8 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0.5 g/l
– sulphites: 60 mg/l
– dry extract: 18.7 g/l
James Suckling (jamessuckling.com): 90/100 (vintage 2021)