Name of the wine: Apertura Maxima 2011
Denominazione: Piedmont DOC Pinot nero
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Nero.
Altitudine: 300 mt. s.l.m.
Soil: calcareous marl
Age of vineyard: 10 years
Sistema breeding: Guyot
Density planted: 5200 plants per hectare
Yield: 50 q.li
Yield grapes into wine: 65%
System of vinification: cold maceration on the skins for 4-5 days.
Alcoholic Fermentation: in stainless steel at 20-22 ° C
Malolactic Fermentation: completely done in wood
Maturation: 15-18 months in Barrique, Tonneaux or casks, then in bottle for at least 15 months
Color: deep ruby red.
Bouquet: very elegant, complex and intense, with notes of currant, immediate and very noticeable, is accompanied by those of black cherry, with typical notes of red fruits and a floral violet.
Palate: In the mouth it releases all of its elegance, very structured, with fine tannins and well polished , a balanced minerality and a pleasant final freshness. Shows great complexity still ongoing for this Pinot Noir fore long aging.
Alcohol: 14.50% vol.
Total acidity: 5,60 g/lt.
Dry extract: 26,2 g/lt
Serving temperature: 16-18 ° C
Food pairings: cheese to medium and long seasoning beef meat or light meat or bird game.
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella