Nose

Typical aroma of undergrowth, small berry fruits and black cherry – mellow, sweet and inviting.

Palate

On the palate it is warm, harmonious and well-knit, round and rich in complexities, firm though elegant, broad and velvety, enveloping with the grace and refinement of a truly international wine which will become even more impressive after a further one to two years in bottle.

Growing Conditions

A mixture of clay, lime and porphyry.

Winemaking

75 percent of the grapes are de-stemmed, while the remaining 25 percent go whole into the fermentation tanks. Fermentation with the skins lasts approx. 10 days; during this phase the solid parts are kept loosely submerged in the must by pumping over to keep them moist, and pushing them down. The Pinot Nero Riserva is matured for one year in small oak casks, after which a homogeneous blend is made and the wine matured for a further six months in traditional oak barrels followed by 12 months in bottle before release.

Appearance

Deep ruby-garnet

Food Pairing

Red meats, lamb, poultry, game, and venison.