Avamposti Pinot Nero ‘Ventura’ 2020
The grapes were cultivated in one vineyard plot with chalk soils, 350m above sea level in the Monferrato hills. After experimenting with earlier vintages to find the best vinification method for Piemontese Pinot Noir Carlo decided to combine the results of two parcels - 50% underwent fermentation in stainless steel with a portion (20%) of whole bunches – whilst the grapes for the remaining 50% were crushed and fermented in large wooden casks. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel. After blending the wine spent 12 months in oak - 75% large cask and 25% barriques - before bottling.
An expressive, complex nose with wild raspberry and crunchy cherry aromas combined with darker, black fruits and a hint of spice. Ripe fleshy fruit is balanced by bright acidity. The finish is juicy and lightly savoury with soft, balanced tannins.
Try with Ligurian rabbit stew or Piemontese agnolotti al plin.