ON THE SPOT - Emilia I.G.T - R.E.Noir Pinot Noir - Torre Fornello

by Alessandra Celio

Another gemstone from our friends at Torre Fornello winery, located in the western end of Piacenza province, in Emilia Romagna.

The area of Colli Piacentini is most known for white wines such as Malvasia aromatica di Candia and Ortrugo and red wines such as Gutturnio, made from Barbera and Bonarda grapes, which are the winery signature wines. International grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon are also cultivated at the estate and either individually vinified or blended with indigenous grapes.

Pinot Nero is widely used in ‘Metodo Classico’ sparkling wines, from Champagne to Franciacorta, as well as for the production of still red wines in other Italian regions from North to South such as Trentino Alto Adige, Emilia Romagna, Toscana, Umbria, Sicilia…

The key is high altitude and north and west vineyard expositions.

The grape is extremely sensitive to the terroir and you can get a lot of different interpretations and styles depending on where the grapes are grown and the land and soil characteristics.

Northern Italian styles from alpine areas are savory and mineral whereas the style from more southern regions is denser with a riper nose.

The "R.E.Noir" has a bright intense ruby red color, the nose shows aromas of red berries, in particular cranberry and pomegranate, with a touch of wild herbs, smoke, and vanilla.

Medium-bodied, earthy, and with silky tannins, R.E.Noir is great to enjoy with food such as local cold cuts and cheeses, pasta and meat dishes as well as drunk on its own together with a bunch of friends.

We love it because of its characteristics and because it is a great example of Pinot Nero from the Emilia area. And we love even more the fact that it is on sale available through our premium wine online shop!

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