SANGIOVESE IGT “PINO” WINE FROM UMBRIA
(Sangiovese IGT “Pino” from Città della Pieve, Perugia)
Sangiovese IGT “Pino” is a wine of a small production from the heart of Italy, Umbria. Most of all the greatest red Italian wines are Sangiovese. Its name derives from “sanguis Jovis” meaning blood of Jupiter. Paolo Bolla celebrates his father, Pino, naming as him this powerful wine.
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
First of all, Sangiovese IGT “Pino” is a full-body wine so its colour is dark ruby red, with garnet reflections. As a complex wine, with a good structure, balance and consistency, Pino presents sweet notes, such as berries and cherry jam, and fresh and floral nuances, all typical notes of Sangiovese variety. Another important feature is the roundness. The taste remembers above all wooden shades, in addition to the fruity and floral notes of the nose. A vanilla note vibrates as a result to make Sangiovese IGT “Pino” an extremely pleasant wine
FLAVOUR STYLE: Soft Red
PARING – What do I pair with?
With its elegance and freshness, Sangiovese IGT “Pino” is extremely food-friendly and works in situations that can otherwise be difficult, such as dishes containing fresh tomatoes or tomato sauces. White beans, mushrooms, and grilled red meat are also excellent partners with Sangiovese IGT “Pino” but it achieves a better match with pasta dishes.
Four generation’s history of vines and wines that Paolo Bolla, owner and founder, moved from Veneto, is native land, to Umbria. Here he meets and an intact land of great charm which boasts a unique terroir in the world.
Paolo Bolla cultivates vines in full respect of their naturalness according to the dictates of organic viticulture. Fontesecca Estate has its roots in nature, origins and history, as a result to make only truly representative wines of the area. Small and limited production.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the middle of September and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. The maceration lasts approximately 20 days while the fermentation takes place at the same time in oak barrels. After the wine goes directly in different oak barrels, where, in conclusion, matures for thirteen months, skipping the filtrations. The finishing in barrels is decisive to makes the tannins softer and wine-body more elegant. After ageing in barrel, Sangiovese matures six months more in cement tanks before the bottling process.
In addition of the finishing step, Sangiovese remains eight months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from September 10th to 20th
SOIL: Clayey and full of tuff.
Sangiovese IGT “Pino” – More Details
ABV: 14,5% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 1.000