The heart of the history of Italian Pinot Noir. Excellent Pinot from the Pernice area, in the Municipality of Rocca de’ Giorgi.
Deep ruby red with typical garnet reflections. Aroma: complex, wide with scents of violet and small red fruit, roasted coffee and cocoa. Great integrity of the fruit. Taste: elegant, full-bodied, balanced with a pleasing mineralogy and a long and spicy finish. The harmonious tannins make this wine elegant but with an austere backbone from the attack to the finish. Complete and intriguing nose-palate correspondence.
Pernice is a wild Cru. It is the first wine so it is our oldest son, the one that has been part of our winemaking experience for more years. It has a rebellious nature and an unmistakable personality that is not afraid to show its strengths and weaknesses.
2018 - Guida Bibenda - FIS - 5 Grappoli
2018 - Doctor Wine - 93 Points
2018 - Slow Wine - TOP WINE
2018 - The Wine Hunter Award - Red Medal 2018
In 1850, Count Augusto Giorgi di Vistarino was the first person to plant Pinot Noir in the Oltrepò, by importing the shoots directly from France and thus giving rise to the great sparkling wine tradition of the Oltrepò Pavese.
Since then the family has been carrying out a constant work aimed at enhancing the noble vine while respecting the territory and its vocation.
The Estate (with an extension of 826 hectares, of which 200 planted with vineyards and 100 of Pinot Noir) has a natural biodiversity, given by the organic alternation between vineyards and wooded areas, and a dry climate that represent the ideal context for the Pinot Noir.
Our range, in addition to Pinot Noir, is completed with red, white and rose wines, Charmat and Classic method sparkling wines and sweet wines.
An Estate, three centuries of history.
A universe of over 800 hectares of classic beauty, that has an extraordinary biodiversity and rich wildlife systems.
The beating heart is Villa Fornace, a splendid architectural example perfectly preserved, with the magnificent English garden that houses the orangery.
The recently renovated winery, the museum and the wine shop represent the tradition and modernity of the wine history of Rocca de’ Giorgi.
From the first year of activity up to the current generation represented by Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino, the vision remains the same: to better interpret the noble grape variety by pursuing the highest quality while respecting the territory and its vocation.
Pairing Suggestions: Game, mushrooms, mature cheeses and roast meats.
Maturation: Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in conical wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation in barriques during the spring. Ageing: One year in carefully selected French barriques of different origins. Subsequent aging in bottle for at least one year.