In the best vineyard of the estate, the Poggio Pelato cru, a type of Pinot Noir resulting from careful clonal selection of French origin is grown, which is perfect for producing a full-bodied, top-quality red. Pinot Noir is a very delicate variety, so that even in a vineyard like Poggio Pelato, which enjoys excellent exposure with its three slopes facing East, South and West, it is at the mercy of the weather conditions and performs well only in the very best, most favourable vintages. During the vinification stage, too, it is a "difficult" variety, but when it is a success it always rewards us for all our efforts. Long maturation in wood adds to the wine’s complexity and gives it an aromatic fragrance that reminds one of bilberries, blackcurrants, cherries and raspberries, with hints of vanilla and liquorice in the background, thus creating an extremely persistent and harmonious whole. It displays firm, incisive tannins - one of the distinctive traits of this terroir – but it is nevertheless rounded and velvety on the palate, and always presents itself as an epitome of refinement and elegance.
Appellation: Oltrepo’ Pavese DOC
Area: Zenevredo (Oltrepò Pavese)
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol level: 13% vol.
Vinification and ageing: The grapes are vinified with great care in order to express the characteristics of the area to the full. After the malolactic fermentation it is aged for six months, thus attaining greater harmony and complexity.
Colour: Ruby-red with bright purplish tones.
Bouquet: Pleasantly vinous, delicate and fresh, with hints of roses.
Flavour: Broad, soft and rich, with discreet almond notes.
Serving temperature: Serve at 16/18°C. (61/64°F.).
Food matches: An excellent food wine, it goes particularly well with meat dishes (especially boiled meats and roasts), or with mature cheeses.