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Due Torri Pinot Noir

2013 Shows the bright delightful side of Pinot with a spicy bouquet of black cherry and strawberry. The wine floats across the palate with a display of soft fruit flavors followed by soft tannins. Its velvety smooth texture is irresistible.
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$16.00 / Bottle   $192.00 / Case
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The popularity of Pinot Noir practically obliged us to go forth and taste, so we sampled Pinot Noirs from Romania to Rully and Argentina to New Zealand.

Finding Pinot Noir isn’t difficult, but we wanted to put together a selection that was reasonably priced yet was clearly Pinot Noir.

When we learned that Due Torri had introduced a Pinot Noir and we then tasted it, we knew we had a winner!

Azienda Due Torri is owned by Dott. Franco Cesari, a dynamic winemaker, who studied with some of Italy's most prestigious oenologists. Franco’s father, Gerardo Cesari, founded the company in 1936. The winery’s home is in the province of Verona where the family is famous for their Amarone.

In addition to their range of classic Amarone, Valpolicella, Bardolino and Soave, the Cesari’s own and manage more than 250 acres of vineyards for the production of internationally popular varietal wines.

Pinot Noir is one of their recent additions; it was a natural fit for the cooler climate that is prevalent in northeastern Italy. Pinot Noir has been growing in Italy probably since Roman times. Plantings are mainly located in the cooler northern climates where they’re protected against the achingly hot Mediterranean sun.

Great skill, patience and luck with the weather is required to produce a good Pinot Noir. Its early budding makes it susceptible to spring frosts and the thin skinned grapes tend to suffer from diseases quite easily.

Due Torri Pinot Noir is harvested in early September. Fermentation begins after six to eight days of cold maceration. Temperature is closely monitored during vinification to preserve the delicate aromas.

To preserve the fruit the wine isn’t aged in wood barrels. Compliments lighter cuisine like roast loin of pork and sauteed vegetables.