LANGHE DOC PINOT NERO Campo Romano
This is a pure Pinot Noir, planted in Cascine Drago in 1977 with vines imported from Burgundy. It displays the elegance and finesse of the French pinot noir supported by a clearly Piedmontese structure. The name derives from the fact that when the ground was ploughed prior to planting the vines, Roman remains were found: fragments of bricks, tiles and amphorae from a Roman settlement.
IN THE VINEYARD
Grapevine: 100% Burgundy Pinot Noir
Average altitude: approx. 330 metres above sea level
Year of planting: 1977
Strains per hectare: approx. 4,000
Yield in litres per hectare: approx. 3,500-4,000
Harvest period: beginning of September
Manual harvesting, destemming, pressing, maceration with the skins for 8 to 10 days at a temperature of about 30° C, complete malolactic fermentation before winter. Ageing in oak barrels for about a year.
Alcohol content: 12.5-13.5% vol.
Total acidity: 5-5.5 gr/l.
Dry extract: 23-25 gr/l.
Delicate garnet red; fine nose, aromas of tobacco, cherries, spices. In the mouth, flavours of ripe fruit, fresh tannins, round and well integrated into the body of the wine. Length and persistence of aromas with good ageing potential.
Although not from the Piedmontese tradition, it is a wine that goes well with our agnolotti pasta and roast fowl.
Serving temperature: 14 / 16° C. - Rather large glass to convey the complexity of the wine