DENOMINATION: Costa del Nero OLTREPO’ PAVESE DENOMINAZIONE D’ORIGINE CONTROLLATA PINOT NERO
GRAPES: Pinot Noir
GROWING AREA: Rocca de’ Giorgi
Alcool: 13 %
WINEMAKER: Giacomo Barbero – Alberto Musatti
young ○○○●○○ aged
light ○○○○●○ full body
sweet ○○○○○● dry
no oak ○○○○●○ oak
FOOD SUGGESTIONS: Pasta, main courses of meats and chicken.
COLOUR: deep ruby red with garnet hues.
NOSE: rich, appealing, fresh, wide with scent of Pinot Nero grapes even if softly refined in oak.
PALATE: fine, delightful, smooth, medium to full bodied very well-balanced with a pleasant mineral long finish. Tannins and acidity go together very well and the result is strength and harmony at the same time.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 15-18 ° C.
CELLARING: 5 years.
Costa del Nero means “the black’s summit of a hill” referring to the part of estate usually regarded as the best for vineyards. Cascina Nero is the second most suitable ground for Pinot Nero in the heart of Rocca de’ Giorgi. The vineyard is spread on 6 hectares exclusively for Pinot Nero, facing south at an altitude of about 300 meters. The soil is mostly calcareous (51%), clayey (33%), sandy (12%) and stony (4%). The average yield doesn’t exceed 60 q. of grape per hectare.
Costa del Nero is made using a temperature-controlled stainless-steel fermentation process. Then a part of the wine refined in oak and the rest stay in tank waiting for final blending. The result is a modern, smooth Pinot Nero, loyal with wine lovers expectations but surprising for casual elegance.