Poggiobello Pinot Nero 2017

16.99 13.59

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Description

Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero in Italy) does surprisingly well in Friuli, in Italy’s north-east corner, although the wines tend to be darker and fuller-bodied than French or New World Pinot.

Picked after the whites on the Poggiobello estate, this gets fermented at ambient temperature in stainless steel before being matured in oak casks for around four months. Ruby-red in colour with a characteristic orange rim, the nose is generous and fruit-driven, a summery bowl of raspberries, cherries and floral aromas with hints of game and wild herbs. The palate is dry and velvety with those sweet red fruits to the fore but a gentle acidity and chalky tannins providing smoothness and a clean, crisp finish.

Pairs brilliantly with cured meats, roast chicken or seared tuna.

  • Ripe, fruity, smooth
  • 750 ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2023
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Producer: Poggiobello

When you get to the top of the hill where the winery is situated, it is easy to see why it is called ‘Poggiobello’ (beautifull hill): the view embraces 90 hectares of vineyards, arranged in orderly rows on terraces, facing south in the direction of the sea and northwards towards the white-topped Alps.

The land here is the key to the great wines produced. The largest single land-owner within the esteemed Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC, most of the Poggiobello estate is given to vineyards, every twist and turn in the undulating landscape carefully considered for its suitability for one grape over another. Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Refosco, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc are grown here at an altitude ranging from 80 to 250 metres.

The cellars were renovated in 2004, carved into the hill beneath the winery and affording a year-round temperature of 17 degrees, along with the addition of temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and a barrel room for ageing the estate's red wines.

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