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Pinot Noir 2018 – Ottin

Pinot Noir 2018 - Ottin
Written by Piero Pardini

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Credits: Ottin – Valle d’Aosta – Italia

Wine: Pinot Noir
Variety composition: 100% Pinot Noir.
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Vintage: 2018.
Classification: DOP.
Land altitude: 650/700 m a.s.l.
Soil type: moraine, sandy.
Exposure: South, South-East.
Training system: guyot.
Plant density: 8,000 plants per hectare.
Yield per hectare: 70/80 quintals of grapes.
Harvest: manual harvesting in crates, immediate cooling in a cold room
Fermentation: pre-fermentation cold maceration, followed by an alcoholic fermentation of about 10 days. Pumping over alternating with punching down.
Aging: 12 months, 45% barriques and 55% large wood (30/20 Hl).
First vintage produced: 2007.
Serving temperature: 14°-16° C.

Pinot Noir 2018 - Ottin

© Ottin – Valle d’Aosta – ITALY

Tasting Notes
Clear, garnet red color with good consistency.
The olfactory profile immediately recalls red flowers such as geranium, petunia and anthurium, followed by a fruity scent that recalls the first fruits of the forest with notes of currants, blackberries and strawberries. Nuances of musk and live spicy notes close the bouquet of perfumes.
The sip is important, the freshness of the fruit prevails and the tannin, never intrusive, is well smoothed and very pleasant. What is perceived on the nose is confirmed with a delicately bitter closure of black tea.
It is recommended in combination with stewed rabbit.

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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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