An intriguing wine with small red fruit fragrances, dedicated to the famous pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. A little masterpiece of elegance fermented in stainless steel tanks, then refined for 24 months in small oak casks.
It represents the excellent match with roasted meat and game dishes served with red fruits sauce.
Production area: Calino, suburb of Cazzago San Martino, from vineyard Anfiteatro located on a West, South-West facing slope.
Grape variety: Pinot noir 100% from Burgundy clones.
Vine training: guyot with around 8.000 vines per hectare.
Harvest: by hand in plastic boxes with manual selection of the clusters before pressing. It starts during the second decade of September.
Yield: limited to 30 hl of wine per hectare with appropriate agronomic interventions and manual cluster thinning.
Vinification: fermentation occurs in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 24-26°C. After fermentation, maceration on the skins lasts for at least three weeks and, at the end of the maceration process, wine is refined in aged French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place and it stays in contact with the lees for at least twenty-four months.
Bottling: during the month of June 2017. Wine rests in the cellar for further refinement for at least three/six months.
Colour: deep ruby red.
Bouquet: intense but fine and delicate, with hints of black fruits (marasca sour cherry, blueberry, blackcurrant, raspberry and red mulberry), of withered wild rose and carnation, of acidic cherry jam and candied fresh orange peel with hints of balsamic wood and wooden liquorice sticks. Lightly balsamic: eucalyptus and Greek red basil.
Flavour: fresh and full-bodied with a vivid acidic vein that gives a pleasant persistence and a length that brings back to drinking pleasure. Tannins are perceptible but silky, fine, sweet and well-combined. The aftertaste reveals marasca cherry jam, blackberry, ripe wild strawberry, candied orange peel, liquorice and ethereal balsamic and spicy sensations.