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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: Lombardy
- • Appellation: Provincia di Pavia I.G.P.
- •Alcohol level: 13% by volume
- •Content: Content: 750 mL / 12 units in a case
Vineyard & Winemaking Notes
Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes from Pavia, an ideal area to cultivate premium vineyards. The vines benefit from an excellent microclimate (thanks to the area’s proximity to the Po river), well-drained soils rich in clay and calcareous marl, and an exceptional terroir. The grapes are harvested, softly pressed and macerated for 48 hours at 10°C before the fermentation process, which lasts for about 7 days. The wine is then rested in stainless steel for about a year before the bottling phase in order to enhance its natural flavors.
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.
Store the bottle horizontally in a cool, dark, damp cellar at a constant temperature.
The Lombardy region is located in the north-central area of Italy. This wine region is particularly well known for its Oltrepò Pavese areas (whose name means “Pavia beyond the Po River”), where the winemaking traditions date back to the Etruscan settlers along the Po River. The region climate is varied due to the diverse terrain, but is generally considered a ‘cool’ continental climate. The region is influenced by several geographic features, including the Alps, which form part of the northern border and help protect from cold and trap heat in the valley as well as the Po River which runs along the Oltrepò Pavese and forms most of the region’s southern border. The stony vineyard soil also retains heat and releases it during the night to warm the vines. This creates an optimum situation which allows the grape to fully develop its flavours during the long growing season. The Oltrepò Pavese region is responsible for more the half of all wine produced in the region as well as two-thirds of its DOC-designated wines. It is best known for its sweet Moscato grapes and red wines as the Pinot Noir and Barbera.