The Pinot Nero Umbria IGT by Tenuta Castello della Sala of Marchesi Antinori presents ruby red in the glass with slight garnet red nuances. On the nose aromas of violets and wild berries unfold, the first impression on the palate is characterized by balance, elegance and complexity, carried by sweet, soft tannins, which are complemented by fruitiness and spiciness. Long-lasting finish with delicate mineral note in reverberation.
Vinification of the Pinot Nero Umbria IGT of Castello della Sala
The grapes for this varietal Pinot Noir come from the single vineyard Consola, only 4 hectares in size, at over 400m above sea level on calcareous, sandy sedimentary soils, planted in terraces along the hill. It was first produced in 1990. This red terroir wine from Umbria is, in a sense, a rarity in the wine-growing region dominated by white grape varieties and can be regarded as the counterpart to the renowned Cervaro della Sala.The
grapes are harvested manually, gently pressed, filled into small conical containers in which maceration and alcoholic fermentation take place at 26°C, then the wine is transferred into French barriques. Here it performs the complete malolactic fermentation and the subsequent ageing over ten months. After bottling, the Pinot Nero matures for over a year in the bottle store before it is placed on the market.
If stored correctly, the Pinot Nero Castello della Sala may be over 10 years old.
Food pairings for the Pinot Nero Castello della Sala
Enjoy this elegant, fruity Pinot Nero from central Italy with cold cuts, pasta with meat sauces, risotto with truffle from Norcia, braised red meat, tender venison bread, medium-ripe cheeses.
We recommend opening it one to two hours before enjoyment
Awards for the Pinot Nero Umbria IGT of Castello della Sala
- Gambero Rosso: 1 glass for 2014
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||5,2|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||3,3|
|Sub region:||Umbria IGT (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||Gift for good friends , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Pinot Noir|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica|
|Soil:||Lime , Sand , marl|
|Maturation:||Barrique 225 l , bottle-aged|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||25|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , floral , spicy , mineral|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||silky , melt-in-the-mouth , velvety|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Burgundy Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||11|
|Alcohol % ABV:||13,5|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Marchesi Antinori S.p.A. - Piazza degli Antinori 3 - 50123 Firenze - Italien|