Forza di Ferro is Italian for Strength from Iron. Iron rich soils, considered barrel selection and age define this wine. Aromas of spice,†berries and leather lead to flavours of plums and cherries, and a complex and generous palate with soft textured tannins. This wine will cellar for 10 or more years.
Grapes are selected from patches in our leading Sangiovese vineyards. The fruit is crushed and de-stemmed into 3 tonne stainless steel fermenters. The juice and skins are then cooled to below 8°C and left for 4-5 days without adding yeast to start wild yeast fermentation. On the 5th or 6th day the fermenters were warmed and yeast added This method of fermentation helps to create wines that are fleshy and juicy with softly textured tannins. The wine spends between 14-18 months in barrel before blending. It is aged in bottle for a further 10-12 months prior to release.
Establishing Pizzini Wines in 1994, Fred and Katrina Pizzini have built the brand based on their passion for family and a strong commitment to their Italian heritage, hard work and determination. These same virtues run through the veins of their children who all work within the business. Each of the Sangiovese vineyard sites has been evaluated based on consistency in fruit quality, fruit characteristics and resultant wine produced off of each site. The 2017 Pietra Rossa marks Pizzini’s 21st Sangiovese release.