Deltetto Pinot Nero "777" 2013
Pinot Nero (Noir)｜Langhe, Piedmont
Organic and 100% natural Pinot Nero (a.k.a. Pinot Noir) brimming with fragrant red raspberry, smoked meat, and potpourri. This is the famed French "Dijon" clone #777, exported from Burgundy around the world.
The multi-generational Deltetto family traces its beginnings in the wine business to 1953, although they go back many years before that as farmers in this region.
All practices are natural and with conservation in mind: the winery is solar powered; zero herbicides are used in the vineyard and diverse cover crops are integrated into farming, including barley, mustard, and legumes to encourage biodiversity; wastewater is minimized and re-used; and wines are made with little-to-no use of sulfur. They have been using these practices for decades, thanks to the vision of Carlo Sr. in the '50s, and today those practices are certified organic.
This is a perfectly-aged library release from the estate, showing a lovely garnet rim, with aromas of raspberry, smoke, tea leaf, orange peel, and dried red flowers. This was once ancient seabed – fossilized crustaceans are littered throughout the sandy limestone soils, as evidenced by a casual walk through their vineyards and emblazoned on the label here. That geology shines here, with pungent acidity and bountiful fruit aromatics derived from the marine and alluvial soils.
We love the Deltetto wines, especially their Barolo and sparkling spumante made in the traditional Champagne method – look out for more releases from them soon!
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