Pinot Nero Red
Our new release in 2023 - Red wine made from pinot nero grapes. Old world style pinot with elegant tanins.
"Gianbabbeo" - "the Clumsy Hans", is one of the Hans Christian Anderson's tale. It tells that one ordinary guy who is even a bit clumsy. Through a series of unexpected events, but mostly how he has turned those experiences into humorous stories, he ultimately proves himself to be clever and resourceful, ultimately win the heart of the princess.
Although our Pinot Nero hails not from its original birthplace in Burgundy, we believe it has the power to captivate hearts with its innate beauty and simplicity. Another significant reason for this naming is Lars' desire to pay homage to his dear friend, Hans Christian, an extraordinary winemaker who once owned a winery in Burgundy and later also created a winery adventure in Denmark. In the art of crafting our Pinot Nero, Lars draws upon Hans Christian's resourcefulness. "The Clumsy Hans" serves as a tribute to their cherished friendship and shared devotion to the craft of winemaking.
Grape variety: 100 % Pinot nero
Production: 1500 bottles
Average yield per ha: 4500 kgs
Bottle size: 75cl
Color: Medium ruby red
Bouquet: Blackberry and bilberry fruit, with a hint of cherry brandy and a touch of liquorice.
Taste: Balanced ripe red fruit and a delicate tannic structure
Evolution: 2-10 years
Alcohol content/pH level: 12.8% / 3.6
Total acidity/Sugar content: 4.9 / 1.8
Serving temperature: 15-18 Celsius
Location : Bionzo, Costiglioled’Asti
Special characteristics: South west exposure
Soil type: Calcareous clay
Age of vines: 8 years
Training system: Guyot
Average altitude: 300 meters above sea level
Vineyard size: 0.3 ha
Farming: Biological, no herbicides used.
Time of harvest: Early September 2021
Cellar: Az. Agricola Qimisola, Bionzo
Fermentation: Alcoholic (5 days) and malo-lactic
fermentations in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 50% as 6 months new French oak barriques then 5 month in steel tanks, 50% in used French oak barriques for 11 months
Bottling: August 2022
Release: August 2023