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Pinot Noir Contarini Riserva

High quality semi-dry red wine

Vineyard location and characteristics: This wine is born in the best wine growing area of the Buje region called Contarini-Brazzania where a low yield per hectare allows for the production of extraordinary wines. The vineyards are laid out in an amphitheatre fashion, helping them to ideally utilize the local climate and the mineral-rich white soil.

Vinification and maturing: Alcohol fermentation begins at temperatures ranging from 25 to 28°C for a duration of 15 to 20 days. The malolactic fermentation and the maturation period take place over 18 months in small oak casks which help pair the rich and noble aromas of wood and grape. What follows next is the blending and the ageing of wine in a big wooden barrel over the span of a year, finishing with an additional 6 months spent in a bottle where the wine is further matured and balanced.

Color: Ruby red, somewhat airy, typical of its variety

Bouquet: Profound fruity scents of raspberry, strawberry, black currant, followed by game and leather

Taste: Exceptionally warm, rich, well-rounded, mildly fresh black currant fruitiness, with powerful, yet delicate and still young and lively tannins, followed by raspberry and finishing with aromas of fine black pepper and dark chocolate

Gastronomic recommendation: Lamb, oven-baked red meats, game goulash with black currant, wild duck with red wine sauce
  • Harvest: 2011
  • Vineyards: West Istrian
  • Cultivar: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 14,7 %
  • Sugar: 6 g/l
  • Acidity: 5,8 g/l
  • Package: 0,75 l
  • Serve at: 18-20°C
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