The wine-maker uses a temperature-controlled stainless-steel fermentation process. The malolactic fermentation is made in barrique where the Pernice remains usually from 9 to 12 months. The result is a Pinot Noir of great elegance and a delightful strength. One of the most well-known Italian journalist, Mr. Luigi Veronelli, regarded this wine as “very excellent and recommended”.
Pinot Nero arrived in Italy thanks to the Count Carlo Vistarino in 1850 when the first vines were imported directly from Burgundy. Cascina Pernice is one of the most suitable grounds for Pinot Nero just in the heart of Rocca de’ Giorgi Estate. The vineyard is spread on 3,5 hectares exclusively for Pinot Nero, facing south at an altitude of 300 meters.View more information
The soil is mostly calcareous (52%), clayey (32%), sandy (11%) and stony (5%). The average yield doesn’t exceed 50 q. of grape per hectare.
Aging Potential: 10 years plus
Aging: 9/12 months French barrique
Appellation: PROVINCIA DI PAVIA IGT
Bottle size: 0.75
Grape: Pinot Noir
Pairing: Game, mushrooms, seasoned cheeses and roasted meats.
Production: 5,000 bottles
Serve: 18 °C
Type of wine: Red
Carlo Giorgi di Vistarino introduced the pinot nero grape to the Oltrepo Pavese between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, going on to win awards in both London and Paris for the sparkling wines thus produced. His work was taken further by Ottaviano and Carlo, and is today in the hands of Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino.Find out more
With 400 hectares on a single tract of land, including 80 hectares planted with vines, 12 farmsteads, an historic village and an inn, Travaglino is a world of emotions, where vines, men and landscape reveal the complexity and beauty of an area rich in history, traditions, flavours … and an extraordinary propensity for winegrowing.