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Azienda Agricola Calatroni
Pinot Nero "Fioravanti" DOC
Red Wine

Region/Appellation: Italy, Lombardy, Oltrepò Pavese
Grape: Pinot Noir
Style: Smooth and Silky

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Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes (Burgundy clone), harvested by hand. The grapes are taken quickly to the winery in small baskets, free of oxygen; the pressing of the grapes is soft so to extract only the best aromas. The seeds and stalks are removed from the fermentation to avoid the effect of green tannins, and the fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks to preserve the fresh fruit aromas and flavours. After the wine has undergone the alcoholic fermentation, a small amount (~10%) of the wine is aged in 3rd passage French-oak barrique.

Tasting Note

Bright, cherry-red colour. Classic aromas and flavours of cherry and wild raspberry, with earthy spice notes. Dry, with bright acidity, soft tannins, and an elegant/silky finish.

About the Grape

Pinot Noir: The great red wine grape of France's Burgundy region, in Italy it is known as Pinot Nero. Pinot Noir has ancient (pre-Roman) origins, and is related to other Pinots like Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Meunier. Also in France, it is part of the blend of Blanc de Noir Champagne.

Pinot Noir is a demanding grape, and requires a lot from both the grower and winemaker. The vines are susceptible to many diseases and do best in limestone-rich soils, and yields are characteristically low. It is a thin-skinned grape and extracting enough colour from the skins is always a balance with the risk of also extracting too much harsh tannins. Pinot Noir is often referred to as the "heartbreak grape" as success is often so elusive.

Pinot Noir can be found in almost every wine region in the world, except perhaps the hottest of regions, and generally communicates the local terroir more than any other grape. It is characterized as being lower in colour pigments and tannins than other great red wines like Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, but delivers a sensual elegance and refinement that those wines cannot.

Azienda Agricola Calatroni

The Calatroni winery is a small, family-run winery located on the hills of the village of Montecalvo Versiggia in the Versa Valley, in the heart of Lombardy’s Oltrepò Pavese. The winery was founded in 1964, when Luigi Calatroni, at the end of his tenant-farming contract, bought a vineyard from his former landowner.
In the following years, the winery developed under the guidance of Fausto and Marisa Calatroni. Today, the experience and traditions of the past are enriched by the modern agronomic and oenologic techniques brought by their sons, Cristian and Stefano.
Constant technical improvement has led to an ever-increasing quality of the grapes grown in the estate-owned vineyards (approx. 15 hectares). Calatroni is committed to a sustainable approach, is undergoing a transition to organic viticulture, and uses a minimum of pesticides and herbicides. 
With its 4.100 hectares, Montecalvo Versiggia in Oltrepò Pavese (pronounced all-tre-po pah-vay-zee, meaning the area beyond the River Po) is especially suited for growing Pinot Noir, due to the limestone composition of the soils and its favourable wide temperature range between day and night

Phone number: (+39) 0385.99013

Website: http://www.calatronivini.com

Visits: Località Casa Grande, 7 27047 Montecalvo Versiggia - PV - Italy

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