Why we love it
Our first word when we first tasted this Pinot Nero was “WOW!”, complex, elegant, balanced....
The Pinot Nero is a difficult grape to grow and wine to make but when made properly, can produce outstanding wines even in Italy and this is certainly one that can compete with the best French Pinot Noir.
This Pinot Nero, with its ruby red colour and light garnet tinges, has a complex, intense and rich nose, with fruits (cherries, red berries, mint, vanilla) and spices hints. In the mouth, the wine is smooth, clean, velvety, with soft tannins and harmonic, with a never ending finish
The artisan who made it
The L’Armangia winery have been making wines in Canelli, Piedmont, from 1850, and today they are amongst the top wineries of the area particularly with regard to growing and producing Barbera d’Asti and Moscato D’Asti. Ignazio, the owner and winemaker, is not your conventional winemaker, he knows his grapes as if they are his own sons and daughters and he knows what they can produce and he firmly believes in the Barbera d’Asti grape, but also grow a variety of other grapes including Albarossa, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a very small vineyard of Pinot Nero that makes an amazing wine.
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The Pinot Nero was fantastic, bellissimo! I loved it, the structure was superb, fresh cherries but some earthiness too, it’s a great example of pinot, amazing. Jack