Pinot Nero Oltrepo Pavese DOC - 2019
Pinot Nero, leading grape variety for some of the most important wineries in the world. It is a fussy grape variety that needs the perfect terroir to deliver its precious fruit to make excellent wines. In Lombardy, this varietal is very popular for making sparkling wine. Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico DOC has gained in the last few years so much importance on an international level not to envy anything to the sparkling french neighbors. But besides the sparkling wines based on Pinot Noir, it is also worth trying the still reds!
Ca’ di Frara, founded by Giovanni Bellani in 1905, is located in the heart of the Oltrepò Pavese DOC. Luca, the actual owner, great-grandnephew of Giovanni who bought few hectares more than 100 years ago, today exposed to the best climatic conditions to make excellent wines. The winery vineyards' are farmed in a natural method, with minimum intervention. Their mission is to respect the territory and the environment. The main grape varietals are Pinot Nero, Croatina, and Barbera for the reds, Riesling, and Pinot Grigio for the whites. In the last few years, the company has undertaken a path that leads towards high-level sustainability with packaging, water reuse, and renewable energy for the winery!
The wine shows a clear light ruby color with red fruit aromas onto fresh strawberries, raspberries, and currants. The palate confirms the fruitiness, with the addition of a clear minerality in the finish.
In vinification the wine is cold-pressed, cold macerated, following fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel vessels. This cuvèe rests 12 months in the cellars before release.
|NAME:||Pinot Nero Oltrepò Pavese DOC|
|PRODUCER:||Ca' di Frara|
|APPELLATION:||Oltrepò Pavese DOC|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||100% Pinot Nero|