2018 Castel del Lupo Pinot Nero ‘Della Quercia’ Organic

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2018 Castel del Lupo Pinot Nero ‘Della Quercia’ Organic
2018 Castel del Lupo Pinot Nero ‘Della Quercia’ Organic
2018 Castel del Lupo Pinot Nero ‘Della Quercia’ Organic
2018 Castel del Lupo Pinot Nero ‘Della Quercia’ Organic
2018 Castel del Lupo Pinot Nero ‘Della Quercia’ Organic
2018 Castel del Lupo Pinot Nero ‘Della Quercia’ Organic

Tasting Notes

This spectacular Pinot captures all the vigour and character of the small plot of organically-grown 15 year old vines in the La Quercia vineyard where it is sourced. A correct and pure Pinot Noir with real soul and expression.

Nose

Pronounced, warm, ripe, black-fruited, spicy and complex aromas. 

Palate

Lively acidity offsets the ripe wild plum and bramble fruit and the palate combines concentration, delicacy and structure.

Production

The Pinot Noir vines are organically-grown in a combination of chalk, clay and silt soils on the rolling hills of Oltrepo Pavese. They are Guyot-trained at approximately 250m altitude, south / south-east facing. The grapes are harvested by hand and undergo careful selection. The grapes are macerated on skins for 8-10 days, then undergo malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. The wine is bottled in spring.

Producer

Castel del Lupo, in the heart of Oltrepò Pavese, dates back centuries - and includes the eighteenth-century Palazzo Pegazzera. In 1974 three entrepreneurs took over this historic estate and began a regeneration process. Giovanni Doglio, whose father and grandfather were both Piemontese winemakers, has over 40 years of experience managing wineries. Recently joined by his daughter Federica, he has worked tirelessly to develop the estate. They have purchased more vineyards (to cover 100ha at around 300m altitude), planted new vines and built a new cellar. The vineyards are now certified organic. The winery's main focus is high-quality bottle-fermented sparkling wine, and much of the vineyard is planted with Pinot Noir for this purpose. However, these vines are also the source of fine still red wines.

A Note on Sustainability

A proportion of the cantina’s vineyards are in conversion from sustainable to organic cultivation and will be certified as organic from 2020.

    Specifications

    Year 2018
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Pinot Nero
    Country Italy
    Alcohol content
    14% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
    Type Red Wine
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Dietary Information
    Vegan, Vegetarian, Sustainable, Organic
    Food Matches A great match with rich pasta dishes and middle aged cheeses.
    Origin Lombardia, Italy
    Appellation DOP Pinot Nero Dell'ltrepò Pavese