Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Vineyard / Origin: This Pinot Noir thrives in our hillside vineyards at Mazon. The vines are approximately 30 years old.
Soil: A mixture of clay, lime and porphyry.
Winemaking: 75 percent of the grapes are de-stemmed, while the remaining 25 percent go whole into the fermentation tanks. Fermentation with the skins lasts 11 days; during this phase the solid parts are kept loosely submerged in the must by pumping over to keep them moist, and pushing them down.
Maturation: The Pinot Noir Riserva is matured for one year in small oak casks, after which a homogeneous blend is made and the wine matured for a further six months in traditional oak barrels followed by 12 months in bottle before release.
Description: In colour it is deep ruby-garnet with a typical aroma of undergrowth, small berry fruits and black cherry - mellow, sweet and inviting. On the palate it is warm, harmonious and well-knit, round and rich in complexities, firm though elegant, broad and velvety, enveloping with the grace and refinement of a truly international wine which will become even more impressive after a further one to two years in bottle.
Food Choices: Red meats, lamb, poultry, game, and venison.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Bright, vivid pale yellow in colour with green reflexes. On the nose the aromas are clear-cut, reminiscent of freshly-picked apples, lemon grass, with a light hint of vanilla. After brief contact with oxygen in the glass the wine develops intense floral and nutty aromas. On the palate it is vivacious, fresh with crisp, tingling acidity. The interplay between accentuated fruit and flowery aromas follows through and strongly characterises the wine. Harmonious and well-structured in flavour, minerally with excellent length.
Strengthens after fatigue and strain, relaxing for the complete nervous system, goes well on hyperacidity of the stomach, to the blood cleaning.