Langhe Rosso i Cortini DOC 2016

Growing up, Italo’s favorite wine was his father’s "Cuvée Privée."  This wine, which was served at family gatherings and made from grapes bought from the then current owner of the castle—a Count Guido Riccardo Candiani, was sourced from a vineyard (i Cortini) right next to the Castello di Neive.  To pay tribute to his father’s memory and this wine, Italo continued making a pinot nero from the i Cortini plot once his family  purchased the castello. Made from 100% Pinot Nero, the grapes are gently pressed and then matured in barriques for 1 year.

Tasting Notes

Light ruby in color, aromas of cherries and cranberries awaken the senses while undertones of earth, smoke, and tobacco lurk under the surface.  Delicate tannins and a light body make this a finessed but structured wine. 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with pizza, white cheese sauces, light vegetable stews, and Tortilla Española.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The i Cortini vineyard
Vineyard size
3 acres
Soil composition
Marl
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
750 feet
Vines/acre
1,520
Yield/acre
3.6 tons
Exposure
Southern
Year vineyard planted
1988-2008
Harvest time
August
First vintage of this wine
1994
Bottles produced of this wine
8,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Nero
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
One-Four years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
8 days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration technique
Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Maceration length
8
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
9 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.5
Residual sugar
1 g/L
Acidity
5 g/L

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