NONNO MARIO CARMENÉRE

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CARMENÉRE DOC PIAVE 

“Mario is as much a part of my village of Treviso as the cobbled via and vine-covered hills – and he is ‘old-school’ Italian to the heart. His passions echo those of his father, and his father before him… family is everything. You see it in the glint of his eye when his grandchildren – my children – yell ‘Nonno’ and run into his open his arms. And just like Mario, his favourite wine is unique to this region, charmingly intense, and utterly unforgettable…so really, I had no choice but to name this wine for him. Nonno Mario.”

 PRODUCED BY: Azienda Agricola Casa Roma


Grape

Carmenére

Region

Treviso

Vintage

2020

ABV

13%

Serve at

16-18 °C

Acidity

5.5 g/l

Tasting notes

The colour is ruby red with violet highlights. The scent is fragrant and intense, with hints of violet, blackberry and rocket. The flavour is fresh, dry and pleasantly acidic.

Food pairing

Red meats, cold meats, seasoned cheeses, mushrooms

Area of production

The Piave DOC production area is located between the Treviso hills and Friuli, with Montello to the north and the Venetian lagoon to the south, along the axis of the Piave river. The adequately ventilated and bright territory favours the fulfillment of all the vegetative-productive functions of the vineyards and the terroir is characterised by clay soil and mineral salts. The red wines of DOC Piave are characterized by high structure, great balance between the different components and a high softness on the palate.

Production process

Harvested in late September, early October. Open-top fermentation with 10 days of maceration. Ageing: In stainless steel vats for 8 months

Fun facts

Carmenére is a dark-skinned grape variety originally from the vineyards of Bordeaux, France and which has found a particularly suitable home in Chile. A late ripening variety, Carménère needs high levels of sunshine and a warm summer to reach its full potential, but in the right environment it can produce fine, deeply colored red wines, with the attractive meaty plumpness of Merlot and the gently herbaceous notes of Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmenére was widely planted in France until the 1860s, when the phylloxera louse (to which Carménère vines are particularly susceptible) arrived in Europe from the Americas and the variety was largely abandoned because Carmenére doesn't respond as well to grafting as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. In the mid 90s, Carmenére arrived in northern Italy, where it was mistaken for a Cabernet. Carmenére only began to get officially recognised in IGT and DOC wines in the late 2000s.


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