Ecco Domani 2010 Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir in Sicily has found the perfect home, thanks to the Sicilian sun and the fresh night breezes that sweep across the island. These factors create soft and mature tannins that enhance the structure of our Pinot Noir. Grapes for our Pinot Noir come from two different areas. On the southeast part of the island near the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, sandy soil and a warm climate create grapes with great maturation and vibrant aromas and flavours. On the southwest part of the island close to the Valley of the Temples is a mountainous growing environment with heavy clay soil. Grapes mature slower here, resulting in deep colour, extremely rich mouthfeel, and soft tannins.
Ecco Domani 2010 Pinot Noir displays a deep red color tinged with ruby-red reflections. It expresses ripe cherry aromas and a soft, plush blackberry palate with supporting structure. Our Pinot Noir is a perfect match for a wide range of foods, particularly tomato-based pasta dishes, poultry and grilled meats.
Harvest for the 2010 vintage took place in mid August. This was a very unique year for Sicily as there was no need for any irrigation thanks to the abundant showers during Winter and Spring. These unusual showers did not have any negative effect on the overall quality of the grapes and gave them a lot of fresh and fruity aromas. Due to this unique weather, Pinot Noir grapes were similar to a "French style" Pinot Noir, with a fresh cassis note and a good acidity. The slow ripening of this vintage resulted in very soft and velvety tannins.
Winemaking NotesThe 2010 Pinot Noir is made from Pinot Noir grapes which were harvested at full maturity near the end of August. They were then macerated for ten days in small stainless steel tanks to increase the surface contact between the juice and the skins, at a temperature of 25°C. After separation from the must and alcoholic fermentation, the wine remained on the lees until the end of malolactic fermentation. Finally, the wine was refined in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fruit flavors that are characteristic of this varietal.
Varietal Content: 97% Pinot Noir, 3% Nero d’Avola
Varietal Origin: IGT Sicilia
Alcohol Level: 13.19%
Residual Sugar: 0.50g/100ml
Titratability Acidicity: 0.54g/100ml