Straw yellow with golden highlights. fine balance between freshness and smoothness with a long elegant and aromatic persistence. Subtle hints of vanilla and spices elevate the flavours of the wine. The round mouthfeel is balanced by fresh and sapid notes.
The history of Masùt da Rive’s Pinot Noir began in the mid-1980s, after a trip by Silvano, the patriarch, to the land of France. Silvano then took a decision that today we could define as ground breaking and visionary: against all the commonplaces and widespread prejudices that considered Friuli unsuitable for the cultivation of Pinot Noir, he decided to take a risk and planted the first vines.
Soon, Silvano understood why the attempts made up to that point by the area’s winegrowers had been unsuccessful: Pinot Noir had always been treated like Merlot or Cabernet, the classic generous red varieties that nestled perfectly in Friuli.
Silvano – like a truly successful experimenter – radically changed his attitude, taking care of Pinot Noir, in the vineyard as well as in the cellar, as if it were destined to become a great, great white wine. And why not, Silvano thought to himself…
After all, that red variety came from an area, Burgundy, which is the mother of phenomenal whites. Basically, Pinot Noir is the father (by gem mutation, as the technicians would say) of two whites that in Friuli turn out very well: Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio. Pinot Noir, in short, is a white “in disguise”, a white dressed as a red: it is tannic and complex, but extremely elegant and rich in nuances…
Pairing Suggestions: Perfect as an aperitif, ideal for fresh fish, grilled fish, white meats, risotto, grilled vegetables, soups, cheeses etc.
Maturation: fermented and aged on the lees for seven months in stainless steel vats.