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Ruiz de Cardenas Pinot Nero Brumano 2017

Ruiz de Cardenas Pinot Nero Brumano

2017

Ruiz de Cardenas is a very small company, indeed an individual one, but constitutes a milestone in t...

£28.70

/ 0.75 L btl

Details for Ruiz de Cardenas Pinot Nero Brumano 2017

Type

Wine Red

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content i

13.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

Ruiz de Cardenas is a very small company, indeed an individual one, but constitutes a milestone in the history and enhancement of Pinot Noir in Oltrepò Pavese and, in general, in Italy. Authentic guardian of the genuineness of man in dialogue with the territory, Ruiz de Cardenas has become a true master of Pinot Noir, so much so that he holds a retrospective of historical vintages - the company was born in 1979 - which has no equal in Italy.

Vigna Brumano, in Casteggio, is synonymous with a sublime and uncompromising Pinot Noir, capable of extracting the best the Oltrepò terroir can give to this noble grape. Small vineyards and selection of vintages, sometimes not produced to meet the highest quality standards, are the watchwords of the company.

Brumano is a Pinot Noir with an extraordinary personality, produced only in exceptional vintages for climatic conditions, and often enhanced with a slight over-ripening of the grapes. After a careful selection of the grapes, the wine rests in one-third new barriques for an aging period of 12-18 months, followed by another year in the bottle before being placed on the market. An authentic jewel of Pavia enology, Brumano is produced and bottled in a completely natural way, so that it can present, in addition to light deposits that should be decanted, an extraordinary variability from thousandth to thousandth.

Purebred Pinot Noir, son of Burgundian rooted cuttings, Brumano is of a beautiful intense and luminous ruby, a fragrant but wonderfully elegant nose, with small red fruits immediately balanced by the undergrowth and wet earth. In the mouth it is enhanced by its amplitude, persuasiveness and fleshiness, by the clean but silky tannins, by the infinitely harmonious persistence.

Food pairing

Faraona ripiena / Anatra arrosto / Arrosto di manzo al ginepro / Pollo ai marroni / Cinghiale alle olive

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Brillante / Intenso
  • Bouquet:Note vegetali / Ribes / Sottobosco / Fragolina di bosco / Terra bagnata
  • Mouth:Persistente / Succoso / Polposo / Armonico

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Ruiz de Cardenas

Ruiz de Cardenas

Gianluca Ruiz de Cardenas is a man who makes wine as an art. He is not interested in the laws of the market and the tastes of the masses. He does not disclose the technical data of his production and lets the bottles speak for themselves. An extreme approach? Perhaps, but the quality of his wines is an undisputed value in Oltrepò Pavese. Here, where for too many years commerce has raged eroding very broad spaces for quality, since the early 1980s Gianluca Ruiz de Cardenas has...