In a Nutshell
An exquisite Pinot Nero, the result of fruit selected from Cavit's very best vineyards in the hills of Trentino.
Lifted aromas of ripe cherry, red berry and lightly spiced notes. The palate has raspberry and blackberry fruit, with herbal notes and fine tannins. Fresh acidity on the long finish.
The Pinot Noir grapes are selected from hillside vineyards around Povo, in the Vallagarina Valley, and on the slopes of Mount Baldo. The south-west and south-east facing slopes have a mixture of glacial limestone or volcanic soils, and the area experiences great differences between day and night temperatures. The vines are Guyot-trained, and grapes are hand-harvested in mid-September. After destemming and pressing the must is vinified in stainless steel at a controlled temperature. The must is fermented in contact with the skins for 10 days, and after alcoholic fermentation the wine is matured for 20 months in 225 litre French oak barriques. The wine spends around 10 months in bottle before release.
Cavit is a leading co-operative in the mountainous Trentino region of northeast Italy. The winery began as a consortium of associated grape growers in 1950, with a dedicated winery at Ravina di Trento built in 1964. Today It unites 11 separate cellars and their combined 4,500 grape growers across 7,000 hectares of vineyard, to produce an impressively broad portfolio from an intriguing palette of indigenous and international grape varieties.