Named after Alfred’s grandmother, this is a medium bodied wine – warm and humble just like its namesake. Aromas of lightly spiced plums and cherries lead to hints of chocolate, leather and lovely savoury characters. This easy drinking Sangiovese is generous and full flavoured with soft tannins.
The winemaking involves a selection of techniques from cold maceration to maintain the fruit weight and freshness, and hot fermentation to add that typical Pizzini style to the wine. This wine is aged in a mixture of large format oak barrels and barriques with some batches aged in stainless steel tanks to maintain vibrancy and freshness
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.