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On Attend Les Invités 2014
Luretta
Region: Emilia-Romagna
Country:Italy
Awards

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Tasting Notes

Subtle aromatics of red fruits, brioche and salty minerality. Mid-weight with a creamy texture and fine, small bubbles.
Varieties

Pinot Noir—chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France— is grown around the world, mostly in cooler climates. The grape’s tendency to produce tightly packed clusters makes it susceptible to several viticultural hazards involving rot that require diligent canopy management. When young, wines made from Pinot Noir tend to have red fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. With age, Pinot has the potential to develop more vegetal and earthy aromas that can contribute to the complexity of the wine. Thin skins and low levels of phenolic compounds lend Pinot to producing mostly lightly-coloured, medium-bodied and low-tannin wines that can often go through phases of uneven and unpredictable aging.
Region

The Colli Piacentini which give the DOC its title are the hills to the south of Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna’s most westerly city. These are the foothills of the northern Apennines, which run northwest to southeast through Emilia-Romagna, providing a patchwork of terroirs among their peaks and valleys. Many of the vineyards of the Colli Piacentini are planted on the rolling hills leading up to the northern slopes of the Apennine Mountains. The vineyard soils are composed of a mix of clay, marl, sand and sandstone from the Pliocene epoch.
Vineyard

The rocky soils of the Apennine hills are laced with calcareous marl, shale and pockets of limestone. The grapes are kept struggling for water, striving for better bunches and less canopy. The strong ocean breezes, as well as the winds coming through the Apennine passes, thicken the skins and aid in polyphenolic structure. Biodynamic processes, without the use of fertilizers, are followed in these single spur-cordoned vineyards.
Winemaking

Traditional method sparkling. 24 day fermentation in stainless steel followed by 24 months aging on lees.

Wine Type: Sparkling

Variety: Pinot Noir

Classification: DOC

Orientation: n/a

Appellation: Colli Piancentini

Gradient: n/a

Soil: Calcareous marl, shale and limestone

Farming Practices: Organic, biodynamic practices

Vinification: 24 day fermentation in stainless steel, 24 months on lees in bottle during secondary fermentation

Residual Sugar: n/a

Alcohol: 13.5

Malolactic: Yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: n/a

Other Practices: Sustainable, Certified Organic