This wine opens with dried rose petal, violets and subtle star anise. The palate is full and generous with fresh raspberries, liquorice, red currents and the typical Nebbiolo tar notes we know and love. A great introduction to this alluring variety.
The Nebbiolo chosen for this wine was selected from a vineyard that naturally produces more floral, rose and violet notes and medium styled tannins. The Nebbiolo grapes were crushed and fermented in open top fermenters for five days before the wine was press and stored in old, large barrels, which allowed the wine to retain its natural varietal characteristics
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.