Pignolo 2011 - Zorzettig
Doc Friuli Colli Orientali
A great age worthy Red from the north east of Italy. This rare grape varietal provides amazing intensity of flavour backed by heaps of refreshing acidity maintained in the cooler climate region. This wine is really something special.
Tasting notes: Purple red in colour with slight garnet highlights. Toasty overtones prevail pertaining from the long ageing period in wood, which is necessary to refine the tannins. Left for a while in the glass or in the decanter, the wine opens up leaving space for balsamic and violet overtones.
Tannic overtones are marked with great structure which denotes a good promise of growth over time. A long-lasting Friulian red wine which improves its harmony and balance after a long period of ageing in the bottle.
Vineyard of origin: A vineyard planted in 2000 and trained using the Guyot method with a plant density of 4.500 plants per hectare.
Yield: 6000 kg/hectare with harsh pruning and bunch thinning.
Harvest: Carried out by hand around the middle of October.
Vinification: The grapes are taken to the winery in crates and are then destemmed and left to macerate for a fortnight. On the third day, the grapeseeds are removed to avoid bitter tannins being given. Fermentation is terminated on the skins which are moistened twice daily by the wine being pumped over the cap.
Ageing: After being racked twice, the wine completed its malolactic fermentation in barrique, of which half were new and the other half of second use, where it aged for at least 24 months.