“Pian Di Nova” is a ruby-red-mauve colour. The bouquet is intense, with strong spicy notes which marry with black fruit scents.
The wine has excellent body, with the alcohol tending to soften the tannins. It has good persistence, with a fruity and spicy finish.
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Wine maker notes
The vineyards have a density of 4,500
plants per hectare and are all at an average height of 250 metres above sea level.
With the end-of-August pruning, each plant produces a maximum of 1.5 kg of grapes, and therefore 7000 kg of grapes per hectare, with a wine yield of 5,000 l per hectare.
The grapes are hand-harvested, de-stemmed and sorted manually, and are then pressed and gravity-fed to the vinification tanks.
Each variety is vinified separately.
Maceration on the skins continues for 20 days in stainless-steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26°C.
Alcoholic fermentation lasts 10 days on average.
After racking, the wine is placed in Allier oak barrels, one third new, another third two years old and the final third 3 years old.
After the malolactic fermentation, which takes place around the month of November, the two grape varieties are blended.
Maturation in casks lasts 6 months, after which period the wine returns to the stainless-steel vats for approximately one month, then being gently filtered, bottled and subjected to a final 6-month maturing in bottles.
Pasta dishes or other first courses.
A thousand-year long history, that of Il Borro, having as its protagonists illustrious families who decided the fate of Tuscany, like the Pazzi, the Medici Tornaquinci and the Savoia families, right up to the current ownership of Ferruccio Ferragamo.
His ”fate” was decided when he was out with a hunting party - Ferruccio Ferragamo fell in love with the Il Borro Estate in 1985, then still belonging to Duke Amedeo D’Aosta.
For years the Ferragamo family rented the Tuscan Estate, up to 1993, when it decided to purchase the entire property, including the Medieval Village (at that time in a very poor state of repair) and the Manor house, which had been destroyed by attacks during the Second World War.
What today is considered the Il Borro Estate, actually arose as a place with a long past which would be a meeting-place and a source of work for residents in the area. The heart of the Estate is really the small Medieval Village which, with a history going back to far-away 1039, is built on the craggy rocks of the ”borro”, a term used to indicate a ravine formed by the bed of a stream.
Today the Estate has returned to a new splendour, thanks to the care lavished on it and the lengthy restoration work carried out by the new owners.
The bygone traditions of these places live again, as they always did in the past.