Eruzione 1614 Pinot Nero 2016
Denomination: Terre Siciliane IGT
100% Pinot Nero
The history of the volcano is marked by the eruptions which formed it; that of 1614 is
legendary, lasting for ten years, and the longest in reported history. The vines which
produce this wine grow on this particular lava flow. A small area contains the Pinot
Nero which has been cultivated in this area for centuries, even if sparsely. The result is
an absolutely original version of this noble variety.
VARIETY: Pinot Noir.
TYPE OF SOIL: The land has a perfect location and position, soils are black due to the lava sands and thus particularly rich in minerals, and are surrounded by woods and more recent lava flows.
ALTITUDE: 820 m a.s.l.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 60 quintals.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Cordon.
PLANTING DENSITY: 5,000 vines per hectare.
HARVESTING PERIOD: 19 September.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are picked into crates, selected by hand and sent to be destalked, without being pressed. After inoculation they ferment in open tonneaux, at around 22°C, with gentle manual punching down, followed by 12 days lying on the skins, and pressing in a basket press.
MATURATION: 6 months in third passage tonneaux, afterwards in stainless steel.
BOTTLING PERIOD: July.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5% vol.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 4,85 g/l.
AGING CAPACITY: great potential, from 5 to 10 years.
BOTTLE SIZE: 0,75 l.
TASTING NOTES: Flint, ink, wild plum and cherry are among the aromas of this special version of Pinot Nero. Velvety tannins which react in the mouth and procure a lively red wine, soft and elegant at the same time.
MATCHING: Quail and woodcock, other fine dishes based on game. Also perfect with a slice of fresh caciocavallo cheese, or with a cauliflower souffle.