Avamposti, 2016

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


100% Pinot Nero

SKU: UIAR919 Category:
How it's made

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 from 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 flavors), 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 on the nose with just a hint of spice. The finish is juicy and slightly savory with soft, balanced tannins.

Food Match

Try with Ligurian rabbit stew or with a Piemontese agnolotti al plin classic!

Allergens

Contains sulfites and no other allergens

ABV

14.5%

Appellation

Monferrato

Region / Country

Piemonte, Italy

Winemaker

Carlo Manera

Closure

Cork

Case / Bottle Size

6 x 750ml

Bottle Barcode

8010471006243

Case Weight

18.32 lbs.

Case Barcode

N/A

Capsule Type

Polylaminate

Pallet Details

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