Isimbarda Oltrepò Pavese Pinot nero
Olrepò Pavese is produced from Pinot Nero grapes vinified in white color. After the harvest, the grapes are lightly squeezed . Only the liberated must is used for the traditional peel-free winemaking. After having produced the wine, a second tank fermentation is launched which creates the bubbles in the wine. The bottling takes place in the month of February following the harvest.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Lombardy
- Grape variety : Pinot nero
- Classification : DOC Oltrepò Pavese Pinot nero
- Color : Sparkling wine
- Vintage : 2011
- Alcohol degree : 12%
- Storage potential : A couple of years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Isimbarda is located in the Po Valley some 50 km south of Milan in northern Italy. The name comes from the Isimbarda Marquesses who belonged to the Lombard nobility in the Milan region from the late 1600s onwards. However, wine has been grown here already since Roman times. Luigi Meroni bought the estate in 1991, and represents today 36 hectares of vineyards. Barbera, Croatina, Pinot Nero, Riesling, Uva Rara, Della Mora, Vespolina, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio are all grape varieties grown here and the wine is made by traditional methods. Maximum 2.5 kg of grapes are extracted per vine .
Light straw yellow color with volatile light green hues. Delicate aromas with overtones of slightly unripe fruit, a faint scent of freshly baked bread. A palate with a present acidity, but not dominating the overall tangible balance. A for the grape variety typical aftertaste of almond. To drink together with fish- or mushroom dishes, a quiche or dishes made of chicken meat. Why not just as a lively aperitivo!