Focara, 100% Pinot Nero – Mancini (75cl) Marche
Appellation: Colli Pesaresi Focara
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Producer: The Mancini family have made wine here for five generations, and current
owner Luigi Mancini’s fascination is with more unusual grape varieties:
either the Pinot Noir brought to this particular part of the northern Marches
by the French two hundred years ago, or local treasures like Ancellotta
and Albanella. In clay-limestone soil, with temperatures moderated
by the Adriatic, these varieties thrive alongside the more mainstream
Sangiovese and Montepulciano.
Vineyard: The soil of calcareous sandstone and cool microclimate along this
elevated section of the Adriatic coast has proven to be ideal for the
cultivation of Pinot Noir. The vineyards are situated one kilometre from
the coast at an altitude of 100-150 metres above sea level. New clones
came into production in 2007, and have elevated Mancini’s Pinot Noir
to another level of depth and elegance. Grapes were hand-harvested
into 15kg baskets, and immediately placed in a mobile cooling cellar for
transport to the winery.
Winery: After a night of cooling, the grapes were destemmed. Cold maceration
lasted for approximately a week, and fermentation took place in tank with
a combination of délestage, pumping over and punch downs for around
fifteen days. Malolactic fermentation was carried out in barrel. The wine
spent twelve months on lees in French oak barrels (thirty percent new),
with monthly stirring.
Taste: Creamy strawberry/redcurrant aromas typical of the variety, then
seamless balance on the palate, mid-weight and elegant – a great and
individual expression of Pinot Noir.
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