Az. Agricola Calatroni – Pinot Nero DOC 2010

Producer: Az. Agricola Calatroni
Wine: Pinot Nero DOC 2010
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
Production Zone: Montecalvo Versiggia – Oltrepo’ Pavese
Altitude: 500 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 5 acres, 3.6 tons/acre
Exposure: North, northwest
Soil: Calcareous, with carbon veins
Vinification & Aging: The grapes were harvested in mid-September, when the grapes reached the vegetative and phenological maturity in order to obtain a refined, elegant tannis that are not too aggressive. At the arrival in the winery, the grapes went into thermal conditioned tanks. The must was left in contact with the skins for 3 days at 60 degrees, allowing for all the color and aroma to be extracted from the skins. At this temperature, the winemakers avoided the abstraction of ‘green’ tannis that cause a strong astringency. After 70 hours, selected yeasts were added, thus beginning the alcoholic fermentation. After 2 days of maceration, the wine was racked. In the spring the wine was bottled and refined in the bottle for at least 3 months prior to its release on the market.
Production: 830 cases
Alcohol: 13%
Description: Deep, bright red color with an intense aroma of young red fruits. The taste is fruity, intense and inviting, with a consistency to the nose.
Food Pairing: Excellent with pastas with fresh condiments, good with red meats cooked rare.
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