Grape Variety: Pinot Noir in purity, the nobility and elegance of Burgundy combined with the harmony of the Valle dei Laghi.
Vineyards: a vineyard of over 10 years, in the period of its maximum expression, located at 250m above sea level on a soil of glacial origin and of calcareous and silicate composition, which increases the minerality and flavor of the wine.
Harvest: in mid-September, carefully following the climatic and vegetative trends of the year, manual harvesting and selection of the grapes.
Harvest year: 2018
Vinification & Aging: shortly after crushing-destemming, the must undergoes alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in truncated conical oak vats. Subsequently it is decanted into small French oak barrels where the malolactic fermentation takes place which lasts for over 20 days, giving the wine an almost velvety consistency. After this phase, the wine ages for over 10 months in the same small oak barrels where the malolactic fermentation took place shortly before. The wine is then decanted into steel tanks where it remains until bottling. Finally, it concludes its refinement with a few months in the bottle, acquiring with the passage of time an elegant structure and an intriguing organoleptic complexity.
Organoleptic Characteristics: delicate and brilliant ruby red. With a refined aroma with hints of raspberry and cranberries, accompanied by a slightly spicy touch of vanilla and nutmeg. A melody of aromas that finds its perfect fulfillment in the mouth, with an extremely elegant entrance, round and enveloping palate with notes of red fruit and spices, soft and perfectly integrated tannin. Round, harmonious and persistent finish, which makes the heart beat for refinement and innate elegance.
Tasting & Pairing: we recommend serving in large glasses at 16-18 ° C, following a medium decantation. An excellent combination for red meats with delicate flavors such as beef tartare or roast veal flavored with rosemary, but also with soft aged cheeses and game.
Aging: from 5 to 7 years, to make the heart jump from the first glance, even deeper and more intense with the passage of time.