Mastri Vinai Bressan Pinot Nero 2001
Composed exclusively of the finest selection of Pinot Nero grapes under the "maniacal" care of the Bressan family. Notes of burnt wood, truffle, raspberry and wild blackberry. When mature, it reveals an elegant, ethereal bouquet of underbrush and musk. Ruby red in color, this is a dry and aristocratic wine.
100% Pinot Noir (called Pinot Nero in this region). The grapes are brought to must, de-stalked and soft-pressed, then macerated over an extensive period with principal fermentation along with the skins, continuously refrigerated with well water at controlled temperatures of 75 degrees F. After being racked off, the wine undergoes slow fermentation for another 30 days, and is then stored in stainless steel tanks. After that it is put to age for at least two years in two-thousand-liter oak barrels before bottling. Bottles are then stored in groups of 500 in large chests which are placed in thermally conditioned warehouses for additional aging.