Producer: La Torretta
Winemaker: Fabrizio Fichera
Winemaking: Hand picked and soft pressed, fer-mentation at controlled temperature and maceration for 10 days.
Appellation: Provincia di Pavia IGT
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Production: 5000 cases
The finicky nature of Pinot Noir has been tamed by Lombardia winemakers. This is the ultimate wine grape whose fans chase it around the globe. Highly respected and pricey Burgundies are sought after examples and the grape made a name for the Oregon wine industry. Its Italian expression is nonetheless inter-esting and extremely approachable. This is Pinot Noir that has been a sponge of its terroir – and expresses its individuality in every glass. Ruby red color. Medium bodied. Complex aromas and flavors of violets, strawberries, raspberries and vanilla. Soft velvety texture.
Excellent with grilled salmon, roast beef, roasted and braised lamb, grilled meats and cheeses. Serve slightly chilled – and enjoy as a distinctly enjoyable daily drinker.
Despite its global popularity, Pinot Noir is a persnickety and highly difficult grape to cultivate and prefers cooler growing climates. Generally, the grape is light to medium body with high acidity and mild tannins. In its youth common flavors are red berries and flowers, but as it ages it takes on more austere character such as leather and forest floor.