Surface originated from the Eocene elevation of Monte Fortino, which determined the spread of an extended zone of colluvial material around it, with southwest aspect.
It has a fine ruby red color. Its aroma is heady, well-orchestrated, and slightly herbaceous. The Pinot Nero variety stands out with elegant finesse. Its taste is delicate, elegant, and full-bodied, and it is slightly sweet and balanced. It is paired with central European dishes and with oven-baked fish dishes. Its delicacy means it is highly appreciated with white truffle dishes.