Candoni Pinot Noir is elegant and light, fruit forward, and slightly earthy on the palate. It is dry with a good, elegantly balanced structure with no hints of roughness. The bouquet offers scents of red and blackcurrants in combination with refined notes of vanilla. It is a ruby-red color that resembles the lush shades of wild berries.
- •Varietal content: 100% Pinot Noir
- •Region: Pavia – Lombardy
- •Appellation: I.G.P.
- •Alcohol level: 12% by volume
- •Content: 750 mL / 12 units in a case & 1.5 L / 6 units in a case NEW
Vineyard & Winemaking Notes
Lombardy’s climate is varied due to the region’s diverse terrain, but is generally considered a “cool” continental climate. The region is influenced by several geographic features that control the climate and terroir of the land, including the Alps that are located in the northern parts of the region near the wine producing area of the Po river, which runs along the Oltrepò Pavese (whose name means “Pavia beyond the Po”). The result is a fruit forward wine with hints of black and blueberries and elegant earthy notes. After the grapes are harvested around the middle of September and the fermentation process is complete, the wine remains in French barriques of different sizes for approximately six months. The final result is a red wine that strikes a fine balance between soft, complex, and bold.
Pairs well with a wide variety of foods. The best matches to reveal the wine’s delicacy and texture are grilled tuna, salmon, roasted and braised lamb, pheasant and duck, a good cut of plain roast beef, or any dish that features mushrooms as the main flavor element.
How to Serve
Serve at 64-68°F in large transparent crystal goblets.
Conserve in a cool, dark cellar at a constant temperature, ensuring that the bottle is in a horizontal position.
Pavia is located in the southwest corner of the Lombardy Region and is one of the top wine producing areas in Lombardy. Pavia is less than 70 miles away from the infamous Asti Region and has similar growing conditions, making it an ideal area to grow premium Moscato and Pinot Noir grapes.
Evidence of its viticultural heritage goes back at least 3000 years – a dated imprint of a cluster of grapes was once found on a sandstone rock in the district.
The vines benefit from an excellent microclimate (thanks to its proximity to the Po River), well-drained soils rich in clay and calcareous marl, and a terroir often compared to that of Barolo. The area is also considered the Pinot Noir capital of Italy. Although the climate here can lead to this grape ripening too early, it is well-suited to the Pinot Noir needed for the sparkling wines; picked at the early stages of skin ripeness, Pinot Noir displays a good balance of acidity and sugar required for these wines.