SOIL:
Clayey, chalky, slight incline. 

 

PRUNING SYSTEM:
Cordon spur 

 

GRAPE VARIETIES:
Pinot Nero 

 

YIELD:
5 tonnes / hectare 

 

HARVEST:
The grapes are harvested by hand between the last few days of August and the beginning of September. They are they laid to dry in special containers. 

 

VINIFICATION:
The grapes are left to ferment in conical oak casks with manual pressing down of the marcs for 15 days. After being racked, the wine is left to age in barriques for 36 – 48 months depending on the weather conditions. 


TASTING NOTES:
The wine is an intense ruby red and the bouquet has intense aromas of dried grapes. The spicy notes blend harmoniously with the aromas of ripe red fruits. The tannins are fine and persistent and balance the high acidity. The wine has a long aftertaste. 

 

FOOD & WINE MATCHING:
Ideal with stewed meat or rich pasta sauces, Sande also pairs well with mature cheeses. This is a wine that finishes an important meal in style and is perfect with a cigar. 

Sande

$158.00Price
  • We started making our Pinot Nero Sande at the end of the 1980s. The low yield of the vineyard was due to the pruning system and gave grapes that were unbelievably concentrated in sugar and aromas. The drying process further developed the aromas of the grapes allowing us to create a wine that is unique in its category.

     

    ALCOHOL CONTENT:
    16.5 % Vol. 

     

    SERVING TEMPERATURE:
    If the bottle has already been aged for several years, we suggest bringing the wine to room temperature for half a day before serving. Uncork a few hours before drinking and serve at 18°C after decanting. 

     

    FORMATS AVAILABLE: 
    0.75lt

     

    AGING POTENTIAL:
    Sande may be cellared for 10 to 15 years. 

     

    AWARDS

    1996

    PINOT NERO IGT SANDE ‘94 – DIPLOMA 88/100 – OTTOMARZO

    1999

    PINOT NERO IGT SANDE ‘97 – DIPLOMA 89/100 – OTTOMARZO

    2000

    PINOT NERO IGT SANDE ‘98 – DIPLOMA – OTTOMARZO

    2001

    PINOT NERO IGT SANDE ‘97 – 1° PRIZE – BIOFACH
    PINOT NERO IGT SANDE ‘99 – DIPLOMA - 86/100 – OTTOMARZO

    2011

    PINOT NERO IGT SANDE ‘05 – ONE GLASS – GAMBERO ROSSO PINOT NERO IGT SANDE ‘05 – BEST WINE – 89/100 – LUCA MARONI PINOT NERO IGT SANDE ‘05 – 2 STARS – 87/100 – VERONELLI PINOT NERO IGT SANDE ‘05 – 3 BUNCHES – DUEMILAVINI​​​​​​​

    2017

    PINOT NERO IGT SANDE ’11 – 96/99 - 3° BEST ITALIAN RED WINE –LUCA MARONI

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