The elegant Pinot Nero from Antinori’s Castello della Sala is an unusual Umbrian red wine made purely from Pinot Nero grapes. This vintage is seen as one of the most expressive of recent years.
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|Producer||Castello della Sala - Antinori|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or medium seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The Antinori family has been committed to the art of winemaking for over six centuries since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member, of the “Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri”, the Florentine Winemakers’ Guild. All throughout its history, twenty-six generations long, the Antinori family has managed the business directly making innovative and sometimes bold decisions while upholding the utmost respect for traditions and the environment.
Castello della Sala is located in Umbria, near the historic city of Orvieto – a region exceptional for producing white varieties. Castello della Sala, a magnificent medieval manor with 170 hectares of vineyards located between the Paglia river and the summit of Monte Nibbio. The clayey and calcareous soil vineyards are located at an altitude of 220 – 470 m.
The grapes were harvested by hand, and after destemming and a partial pressing, the must went into small stainless steel fermenting tanks where it fermented on its skins for approximately one week. The must fermented at controlled temperature and finished its fermentation in small French oak barrels, where it subsequently went through a complete malolactic fermentation.The ageing in oak barrels continued forteen months after which the wine was bottled. An additional eight month period of bottle ageing in the historic Castello della Sala cellars preceded commercial release. The 2013 Pinot Noir is perhaps one of the most expressive of recent years.
Colour: Light garnet red
Bouquet: The nose recalls delicate aromas which range from spices to floral notes of violets and roses along with red berry fruit.
Taste: The palate is supple and tasty with elegant tannins, silky and polished in texture, the finish long and balanced, the wine is already drinking well but is also endowed with a very important aging potential.
Longevity 5-10 years.