Pietra Rossa is Italian for red stone in reference to the soils the fruit for this wine comes from. With the 2017 vintage we celebrate the 21st release of this wine. Vibrant and mouth-watering aromas of cherries, raspberries and sweet herbs follow through onto the beautifully structured palate. It is juicy, fleshy and very drinkable.
The Sangiovese grapes are machine picked and then fermented with a yeast called BM45, made famous in Tuscany for making great Brunello wines. The ferment temperatures reach and are maintained at, 30°C to extract flavour and colour and to soften tannins. After fermentation the free run juice is drained and skins are lightly pressed. The wine settles for a day before being transferred to barrels for malic acid fermentation and barrel aging for 14 months before blending and bottling.
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.