Bricco del Falco

Piemonte D.O.C. Pinot nero

THE INFLUENCE OF THE TERROIR

Loazzolo is located in a microclimate whose conditions are particularly favorable for growing Pinot Nero. Needless to say, it's definitively one of the most challenging grapes to grow due to its delicateness and the difficulty to reach the perfect maturation. The altitude, sun exposure (specifically fresher verser east and west), the temperature range, the poor soil and calcium all ever changing due to the vintage and climate conditions, all are conditions that help to enrich Pinot Nero, forcing us to constantly seek out the right equilibrium between the acidity and tannins, and slowing the maturation to bring forth it's natural perfumes.

 

GRAPE VARIETY

Product of 100% estate grown and bottled Pinot nero.

 

VINIFICATION AND BOTTLING

Grapes are hand picked at complete maturation, destemmed and softly pressed. The first part of the fermentation takes place in horizontal vats at a controlled temperature between 24° - 26° C, slowly and delicately. Once the wine reaches 7-8 degrees of alcohol, the must is transferred to French barrels where it completes its alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation and begins a long phase of aging.

 

TASTING NOTES

Ruby red color with glimmers of red garnet. The nose is filled with chaerry, blackberry and strawberries accompanied with flora notes of roses and violet and a slight hint of white pepper, clovevs and cinnamon. In the mouth there is delicateness and elegance made from the perfect balance between the vitality of the tannine and the acidity compensated with warm notes from the alcohol and a slight almond finish.

 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

One of the joys of Pinot Nero is its versatility to enliven a wide array of dishes from simple starters and rich and earthly salads to pasta dishes and fattier fish, such as Chinook smoked salmon to even more complex and structured dishes with either white meat, such as pork loin or Chicken Cacciatore with rosted vegetables, or with red meats such as Veal steaks, or the traditional Italian Capretto.

 

DENSITY

6000 vines per ha

 

AVERAGE VINE AGE

15 years

 

YIELD

50 quintals per hectare

Exposure

N NE E SE S SO O NO

%Vol

14

Service Temperature

16 -18° C

The altitude, sun exposure, the temperature range, the poor soil and the climate conditions, all are conditions that help to enrich Pinot Nero.

Awards

2017
2017
2016
The Inimitable Vineyard
Vela wine Pinot nero of Loazzolo

11,000 vines per hectare: the pinot nero grown with this exceptional vine density was planted in 2007 (in France and Italy, vineyards are already considered intensive from 4,500 vines per hectare). Such density forces the vines to reduce their foliage and concentrate their essences into the grapes.

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Moscato of Loazzolo
The "late" harvest of the Moscato di Loazzolo

Produced grapes must be late harvested in order to obtain a large sugar gradient (14-15 ° to the grape harvest) and let it dry for a few months on canes racks  in a special place called “drying fruit room"; attached by the noble mold, is subsequently hand-selected.

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The Natural Amphitheatre
Borgo Isolabella in Loazzolo

Eleven hectares of vines nestled among the woods, perched on magnificently exposed but incredibly steep slopes, in a unique natural symphony.

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