Il Cascinone Avamposti 'Ventura' Pinot Nero
The grapes were cultivated in one vineyard plot with chalk soils, 350m above sea level in the Monferrato hills. 50% underwent fermentation in stainless steel with a portion (20%) of whole bunches – whilst the grapes for the remaining 50% were crushed and ferrmented in large wooden casks. After blending the wine spent 12 months in oak - 75% large cask and 25% barriques - before bottling.
An expressive, complex nose with wild raspberry and sour cherry aromas combined with darker, black fruits and a hint of spice. Ripe fleshy fruit is balanced by bright acidity. The finish is juicy and lightly savoury with soft, balanced tannins. Impressive, varietal, good value Italian Pinot!