Pinot Nero IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti
Pinot Noir grapes are carefully selected in the vineyards, and harvested in 10 kilo crates. They are destemmed, not crushed, then transferred to oak vats. Vinification is in open oak vats, with spontaneous fermentation, respecting tradition. The grape bunches are partly de-stemmed and the only other operation is punching the cap. Maceration lasts 18-20 days. After fermentation the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, in their cellars dating from the end of the eighteenth century. The wine is released after an additional year in bottle.
The resulting wine has remarkable richness and texture along with a distinct smokiness and freshness typical of high altitude vineyards.