Pinot Nero 2018, Podere Aia Vecchia

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Region Massa Marittima, Toscana
Variety Pinot Nero
Viticulture Biodynamic
Serving Carafe well in advance. Recommended for cellaring

Fabrizio Niccolaini (Massa Vecchia) together with his wife Partizia Bartolini, also leads his personal farm Podere Aia Vecchia, a very small stead located in the municipality of Massa Marittima about 700 metres above sea level. Here there is roughly half a hectare of land planted to vine with another 10 hectares of pasture and meadow, which feed the Jersey cows that are free run. Patrizia oversees a small dairy on the property. 

The small parcel of Pinot Nero is planted on limestone, it can be a precarious variety due to the tightness of the bunches, propensity to rot and difficult in ripening.  After 2017 Fabrizio had limestone vats crafted locally which are left outdoors year round. Here the goal is maximising the delicacy of Pinot Nero. Damigiana of 60 litres are used in the place of barrels for ageing. To reduce the wine from reducing too far Fabrizio swaps between a regular cork top and a rubber stopper to control the introduction of oxygen. This is now the second vintage of this cuvée and we're so excited to have gotten our hands on some. 

A rarity, only 600 bottles produced. We recommend to drink this wine at it's apogee. It merits cellaring for additional 2 years. 

Only 1 bottle available per customer*

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