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Avamposti Pinot Nero 2016

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Araldica

An experimental Pinot Nero born of the creative curiosity of winemaker Carlo Manera.

Meet the producer

Araldica is Piemonte's most forward-thinking co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d'Asti...

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Production

The grapes were sourced from vineyards on chalk clay soils in the Monferrato hills, 350m above sea level. Carlo wanted to experiment to find the best method for making Piemontese Pinot Noir. A quarter of the fruit was fermented as white wine (in stainless steel at a cooler temperature to preserve the fruit flavours), another quarter was fermented traditionally with wild yeast. The last two quarters were fermented with wood using two versions of semi-carbonic maceration; a small percentage of whole bunches in one and destemmed, but uncrushed grapes in the other. Once all four wines were complete, Carlo found them all too good to discard and blended the different ferments to create a truly unique wine. The wine spent a year in a mixture of tronconquies and barriques before bottling.

Tasting notes

Raspberry and sour cherry with just a hint of spice. The finish is juicy and slightly savoury with soft, balanced tannins.

Food match

Try with Ligurian rabbit stew or Piemontese agnolotti al plin.

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