today I propose a “Novello” wine, a young wine grown from the last harvest in 2014, companion of roasted chestnuts and autumn dishes!
The peculiarity of this “Novello” is the high percentage of carbonic maceration. The “Novello”, according to the Italian regulation, requires that at least 40% of it is obtained through this process. The remaining 60% can be achieved through the classic wine winemaking techniques, but lowering the wine overall quality (bad balance, sour flavor and weak perfumes): in short, we may find ourselves in front of a “Novello” who does not have the typical characteristics of a “Novello”!
This Pinot Noir “Novello”, however, is obtained entirely through carbonic maceration, making it stand out more flavors and aromas of the fruit fresh, not altered and already in balance.
Produced by Poderi Riccagioia, in the province of Pavia, this Novello is light, soft, with good freshness and a very delicate tannin. It shows up intense aromas of fresh red fruit on the palate.
At the nose, aromas of fresh red fruits and berries, such as strawberries, blueberry, black currant and blackberry.
I recommend it paired with autumn dishes such as vegetable soups, roasted chicken, fresh cheese and roasted chestnuts!