Pinot Noir Valle d’Aosta DOP Les Cretes
The Pinot Nero grape, contrary to the traditional methods that require its vinification in wood, is vinified here completely in steel. This choice aims to highlight the producer's desire to create a fresh and pleasant wine, which stands out for its elegance and finesse. The Red Wine Pinot Noir of the Les Cretes Winery, symbol of Val D’Aosta is an exceptional and refined product vinified in purity with autochthonous Pinot Noir grapes grown within the company. The production and breeding area of the vines allows this wine to boast the certified PDO designation. The vineyards located in La Tour of Aymavilles (AO), have an average age of 15 years and develop a glossy black berry, of the type belonging to the polyclonal selection of Burgundy, international stock. The land on which they are bred is morainic, loose and sandy, characterized by a steep slope. The exposure is towards south and all the lands are placed at an altitude of 650 meters above sea level. The Les Cretes winery produces about 13,000 bottles of Pinot Noir per year, destined for all the European market. To reach this fairly limited number, the wine-growing house can count on about 2 hectares of vines that are cultivated using the Guyot system. The plant of about 7,500 feet per hectare has an average yield of 9,000 kg / ha. Features that only at certain latitudes and with certain natural exposures of the land can be achieved. The harvest takes place in October and roughly starts from 14/16 of the month and ends by 30. The vinification process involves the fermentation of the softly pressed must for about 8/10 days in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. 30 ° C. Daily remoistings are scheduled during fermentation. The process ends with the refinement of 6 months, also carried out in stainless steel.
Characteristics of this wine from the Les Cretes winery
The organoleptic characteristics of the Pinot Noir of the Les Cretes cellar show a ruby red wine. The nose is intensely fruity. It is expressed with hints of small fruits of the undergrowth like marasca cherry together with a delicate aroma of spices like green pepper. On the palate it is absolutely velvety, full and soft. The taste-olfactory characteristic recalls the varietal with extreme clarity.
Suggested pairings tasting Pinot Nero Valle d’Aosta DOP
The Pinot Noir red wine of Les Cretes goes well with first and second dishes of the local tradition. Excellent with soups and cheeses. Exceptional with short and medium-aged cheeses, with fondues, red and white meats, also roasted. Try it with the exception of fish cooked in the oven with the sauce or with fish soup. It should be served in a wide and wide Ballon type glass at a temperature of 16 ° C maximum 18 ° C.