Cavallotto Pinner 2014
Unique and beautiful white Pinot Noir from Piedmont. Yep red grape, vinified white and the results are beautiful.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Region: Piedmont, Italy
I adore Pinot Noir. I now adore Pinot Noir as a white wine too. The wine world just keeps on giving! Pinot Noir is not grown much in Piedmont, but this vineyard (situated between the Bricco Boschis and Vignolo crus) produces a stunning white wine. The clones came from Champagne and were originally meant to produce a small amount of sparkling wine. The Cavallotto’s then decided to make a red, but it lacked any true Pinot character, so an accidental white was born! It is full bodied and a luscious texture, but that is allied to a fair whack of cleansing acidity that keeps everything lively and fresh. There is a persistent mineral edge to the wine that is totally compelling. It’s a complex and a fascinating wine.
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