La Pineta Pinot Nero

New Release

WINERY:Podere Monastero
WINEMAKER:Alessandro Cellai
Stock Status: Yes

Per Case / Size: 6 x 750ml

Intro: The Podere Monastero estate is situated in Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, about 500 metres above sea level. It was established in 2000 by its owner, oenologist Alessandro Cellai, with the sole aim of making two great wines. The vineyards occupy an area of 3 hectares, 1.5 of which used for the cultivation of Pinot Nero, while the remaining 1.5 are cultivated with Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Merlot (50%).

Description: La Pineta (made of 100% Pinot Nero) is created with this philosophy; every vine is tended right from pruning, setting out immediately to create a product of the very highest quality. The training system is strictly Guyot, never exceeding 6-7 buds per vine; the production per plant is around 400 grams which, after being harvested exclusively by hand, undergo temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation in vats made of French oak (Allier) for about 14 days.

Vinification: After being racked, the wine is transferred into barriques (also made of Allier oak which has undergone medium toasting) where malolactic fermentation takes place. At the end of this process, the wine is decanted and returned to barriques for a further 9 months before being bottled.

Flavours: Crushed blackberries and strawberries, with floral and mineral tones lead to a surprisingly full bodied wine displaying flavours of raspberries, violets and mushrooms. Minerals travel and linger along the velvety palate created by the fine and soft tannins. The splendid mouth feel is present from beginning to end. Serving Temperature: 14-18C

Food Pairings: Risotto and pasta with chicken, duck, mushroom or truffle.

Review: La Pineta 2016 has been awarded with 97/100 and as BEST ITALIAN PINOT NOIR by Doctor Wine magazine-Daniele Cernilli. Besides being the founder of Gamberorosso, DAniele is one of the most important critics in Italy with an excellent International reputation .