La Pineta Pinot Nero Toscana IGT 2015

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While Pinot Nero is capable of producing wines of extraordinary elegance and harmony, it sometimes has difficulty adapting to conditions in Italy. To succeed with this grape in a land known for indigenous varietals, Alessandro Cellai had to approach every operation in the vineyard and the cellar meticulously. For example, he found that allowing the skins to macerate with dry ice prior to fermentation brought out more finessed perfumed aromas.  The wine's name takes inspiration from the surrounding pine forests, as "La Pineta" translates to "pine tree".

Tasting Notes

This ruby red wine offers notes of fresh berries, including raspberries, as well as hints of spice and forest floor. On the palate, the wine is well-balanced, with red fruit flavors, and a persistent finish. 

Food Pairing

Pair this with foie gras, teriyaki sauces, chicken with cranberry and walnut stuffing, or pork saltimbocca.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The La Pineta vineyard
Vineyard size:
4 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous Sandy-Loam
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
1,700 feet
Vines/acre:
2,400
Yield/acre:
1.5 tons
Exposure:
Eastern
Year vineyard planted:
2001
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
2006
Bottles produced of this wine:
3,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Pinot Nero
Fermentation container:
Barrels
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
25 days
Fermentation temperature:
72 °F
Maceration technique:
Racking and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
5 hours; 10 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
New-One year
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
5 months

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