Colour: “Pian Di Nova” is a ruby-red-mauve colour. The bouquet is intense, with strong spicy notes which marry with black fruit scents.Taste: The wine has excellent body, with the alcohol tending to soften the tannins. It has good persistence, with a fruity and spicy finish.
The vineyards have a density of 4,500 plants per hectare and are all at an average height of 250 metres above sea level. With the end-of-August pruning, each plant produces a maximum of 1.5 kg of grapes, and therefore 7000 kg of grapes per hectare, with a wine yield of 5,000 l per hectare. The grapes are hand-harvested, de-stemmed and sorted manually, and are then pressed and gravity-fed to the vinification tanks. Each variety is vinified separately.Maceration on the skins continues for 20 days in stainless-steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26°C.Alcoholic fermentation lasts 10 days on average.After racking, the wine is placed in Allier oak barrels, one third new, another third two years old and the final third 3 years old.After the malolactic fermentation, which takes place around the month of November, the two grape varieties are blended.Maturation in casks lasts 6 months, after which period the wine returns to the stainless-steel vats for approximately one month, then being gently filtered, bottled and subjected to a final 6-month maturing in bottles.
Pasta dishes or other first courses.