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Pietro Torti Castelrotto Rosso 2009 Lombardy, Italy

Pietro Torti Castelrotto Rosso 2009 Lombardy, Italy

code: TEC0005709

Deep ruby colour. The nose is sweet, intense and complex, with hints of cherry, plum, blackberry, followed by nutmeg, pepper and cloves. With great body and great structure, this is the perfect wine for roasted duck.

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Type: Red

Origin: Lombardy, Italy

Vintage: 2009

Grape Variety: Croatina

Winemaker: Pietro Torti

Viticulture and Winemaking: Organic

Style: Full bodied, Dry

Bottle size: 75 cl

ABV: 14%

More details: Suitable for vegans. The Castelrotto Rosso is made with grapes from an old vineyard planted in 1960. The wine has been produced to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Alessandro Torti's first harvest. Castelrotto Rosso is only produced in the best vintages. Fermentation is made on the skins for 20 days. The wine is then aged for two years in French oak barriques before being bottled. This wine will age for ten years or more in a good cellar.

For many generations the Torti family has been growing its own grapes near Montecalvo Versiggia, a small town in the heart of the Oltrepò Pavese region - a region with a centuries-long tradition of winemaking. “You have to respect the land and everything that comes from it” was Pietro's father's favourite saying. Respecting the land, respecting the vineyard and the grapes are the founding rules of Pietro's philosophy of work. Producing wines in a natural way - with permanent grass covering the vineyards, organic fertilisation, very limited use of sulphur and copper as fungicides - is not the easy way; but Pietro embraces the challenge because for him ''wines of great personality can only be made by refusing the standardisation of taste.''

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