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Castagnara Pinot Nero Il Pratello 2006

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One Line Description Castagnara Pinot Nero Il Pratello 2006, Biodynamic wine, barrel aged, tastes of Autumn sunshine and mature berry fruits! Pratello don't do things by halves.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Italy Italian
Region Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Producer Il Pratello
Vintage 2006
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Pinot Nero (Noir)
Alcohol 13% abv
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Maturation A year in old barriques
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Already mature and drinking well, will go another few years yet
Production Detail Biodynamic, hand harvesting, low sulphites, low intervention, long ageing in bottle before release.
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined, Funky Aromas, Unfiltered


Castagnara Pinot Nero Il Pratello 2006, Biodynamic wine, barrel aged, tastes of Autumn sunshine and mature berry fruits! Pratello don't do things by halves. They have a tiny vineyard in the hills and woodlands of Modigliano rising up to 600 metres above sea level all run according to Biodynamic viticulture. Emilio Placci has always worked naturally since he took over the family retreat in the hills from his Father. They do all the cellar work according to nature, wild yeasts, no finings, low sulphites and the wines are made to last. His Sangioveses will last decades and the Pinot Nero too. He keeps the wines in bottle for several years before releasing them and so we have a beautifully mature 2006. The vineyards are at over 500 metres above sea level so benefit from cooler nights in the summer, the yield is very low. The wine is naturally fermented in steel and then ages for one year in barriques and several years in bottle before release. A complex and deep Pinot Nero, perfect for the Autumn season, rich, yet elegant, notes of forest floor, wild strawberry and berry fruits and chestnut.

Emilio Placci took over from his father in 91. He is a simple looking guy, a broad smile, a warm manner and always ready and willing to talk about his true passion, his wine. Based in Emilia Romagna, 600 metres above sea level, tucked away from any influence of intensive farming or chemical fertilisers, this place is nature in perfect harmony. Here among the vines, wild thyme jostles with flowers, poppies, acacia, cherries and wild rose. The habitat is owned by the deer, squirrels and porcupines and Emilio sees himself as a guest, gratefully sharing in the bounty of this place. The soils are poor and sandy and the wine, made only with indigenous yeast is wild, rich and delicious. There is a real honesty in the wines here. At Pratello, they are farmers, labourers and keepers of the land. Their wines are delicious, marrying the sense of the earth with the style and quality of an instinctive wine maker, this is the kind of wine one aspires to drink every day.

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