Pinot Nero is considered among the most noble among the dark grapes globally, it is the king of grape.
Pinot Noir is an international and ancient grape variety, born in Bourgogne (Côte d’Or) more than 2000 years ago. It grows in different countries, where it develops extremely different expressions, due to its sensitivity to the specific terroir. Its name derives from “Pinot”, which literally means “pine cone” in French, due to the shape of the bunch of this grape, with small and tight grapes and a fine, delicate, permeable, sensitive skin.
It is often called “l’enfant terrible”, being a rebel grape variety that, tamed, makes the difference in Franciacorta. The yield of Pinot Noir is generally low and is quite sensitive to diseases of the vine: growing this vine is really a difficult task indeed. It prefers cool climates, precisely those created by the gentle breezes that, descending the Alps and crossing the Iseo lake, come to caress our vineyards of Provaglio d’Iseo, which culminate with our hill of “Redigoli”.
Then when the juice flows slowly from those berries, a real wine is born, majestic in its infinite facets. It is wine-made in red with the consequent production of red wine with a soft and light taste and it is wine-made in white, whose production takes place at a distance from the skins, obtaining a product with a characteristic transparency, which is ideal for Franciacorta bases. Pinot Noir is the soul and body of all our Franciacorta wines, for a minimum of 30% of their composition (the remainder is Chardonnay), excluding Satèn, up to its vinification in purity in our Extra-Brut Blanc de Noir Millesimato.
For those who love elegant and complex wines, Pinot Noir is the one that definitely responds to these characteristics. giving a balsamic taste, reminiscent of aromas such as mint and dill and fruit such as cherry and raspberry.