2013 d'Amico Notturno dei Calanchi Pinot Nero Umbria SKU #1316452

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  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    8/22/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Italian Pinot Noir is always certain to bring up discussions amongst Pinot Noir purists, although the grape has been grown in Italy for more than 150 years it has only been in the last 30-40 years that it has been taken seriously as a red variety and not just a sparkling wine grape. Pinot Noir is notorious for its persnickety need for very specific climate and soil requirements and across Italy small pieces have been planted across multiple regions. Pinot Noir is planted in Lombardy, Piedmont, Tuscany, Trentino and Alto Adige as well as the d’Amico’s vineyard is in Umbria. The d’Amico’s vineyard lies at 1800’ amongst the Calanchi along the Umbrian and Lazio border in a limestone rich soil, generally thought to be the best for Pinot Noir. I visited the winery in 2015 and met with the winemaker Guillaume Gelly, Guillaume is Alsatian and has a different take on how to make Pinot Noir, I felt really inspired by his approach. Guillaume is a vineyard first guy, and then vineyard second…he’s not interested in “making” anything he’s more of a shepherd, helping the grapes grow to their maximum representation of the particular growing year. This is still a young vineyard, only planted in 2003, and as it grows each year the depth of flavor increases and a gentler hand in the winery is necessary, the wine is aged for 10 months in a 3 year rotation of French barrique a third new, a third second passage and a third, third passage. 2013 was an excellent year, a slightly richer texture and depth than in previous years and as global warming advances their 1800’ elevation is ideal for Pinot Noir for its cooler evenings and better air flow. Try this wine with grilled lamb chops like I did!
    Drink from 2017 to 2021

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