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PietraNova 1698 2017 – PietraNova

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Wine: PietraNova 1698
Variety composition: Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon.
Alcoholic strength: 14.5%.
Vintage: 2017.
Denomination: Bolgheri D.O.C.
Production area: Castagneto Carducci (Bolgheri DOC production area)
Climate: Mediterranean climate, microclimate characterized by the proximity of the sea and the protection of the Metalliferous hills to the east, by mild winters, hot, dry and breezy summers thanks to the sea breezes.
Soil structure: loose, deep, gravelly and well-drained soils.
Plant density: 5,500 plants per hectare.
Training system: spurred cordon and guyot.
Average age of the vines: 2000 plants.
Yield per hectare: 60 q / ha.
Vinification: manual harvest and selection of the bunches. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (T ° = 28 ° c). Malolactic fermentation in the same tanks.
Aging: 12 months in 3rd and 4th passage French oak barriques and 12 months in bottle.

PietraNova 1698 2017 - PietraNova

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Visual exam
Clarity: limpid
Color: ruby red
Consistency: consistent
Remarks: almost impenetrable with purple reflections.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: moderately complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity and spicy
Observations: the sample opens with notes of dried red flowers, followed by an effluvium of fruity scents reminiscent of black currant, blackberry and blueberry, spicy closure of black peppercorns and cloves. A delicate balsamic nuance concludes the bouquet of perfumes.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: warm
Polyalcohols: smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: tannic
Minerality: moderately mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: long
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of Evolution: mature
Harmony: harmonious

4 Lupetti

Pairing: veal shank with porcini mushrooms.

Pietra Nova
Società Agricola Tringali-Casanuova srl
Azienda e agriturismo
Località Casa al Piano, 68
57022 Castagneto Carducci (LI)
Phone +39 0565 774101

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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