✌️“Cinquina!!!! Per il 5º anno consecutivo, il Noir annata 2012 si aggiudica il prestigioso premio dei Tre Bicchieri del Gambero Rosso. Che soddisfazione !”.
Top Italian Pinot Noir, 5 years in a row. Tre Bicchieri del Gambero Rosso
WE "So it was inevitable I end up in the Oltrepò Pavese, a now-obscure wine region of northwestern Italy that happens to hold most of the country's 12,000 acres of Pinot Nero. A mere 40 miles south of Milan, in the Lombardy region, the rolling hills of the Oltrepò Pavese produce mainly sparkling wines. But with more than 7,000 acres of Pinot Nero and a history with the variety dating to the mid-1800s, the area earns the distinction of Pinot Noir’s Italian home"
Near and distant cultures intertwine at the Mazzolino Estate, whose name means “meeting point, layover” (from the Latin: Mansiolinum). The vine has grown here for three thousand years and today we use modern technology alongside old traditions.❣️
The Mazzolino Estate’s Noir vineyards are planted on a clayey calcareous soil, on west-facing hills. The clones were imported from Burgundy. The grapes are entirely hand-picked in crates when they are fully ripe and are further selected with great care on the triage table, so only perfectly healthy, whole bunches are used. Aged for about a year in French oak barriques (Allier and Tronçais, a third are new, a third are second-year and a third are third-year barriques), for malolactic fermentation and aging.
The bouquet consists of fine, intense, and elegant aromas with hints of red berries, cherries, rose hips, and leather. The flavor is full, rich, and determined with a pleasant persistence and length on the palate.