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FOCARA Pinot Noir is produced from a traditional red vinification, then aged in barrel for 12 months. The area of Focara has distinguished itself over the years for the production of Pinot Noir with a strong personality and the typical character of this grape variety. The quality and history of this wine was acknowledged in 2000 through the creation of the D.O.C. Colli Pesaresi Focara Pinot Nero. Pinot Noir from the Rive Monte vineyard is produced and bottled with its own label Rive.
Rive DOC Colli Pesaresi Focara Pinot Nero
Prodution zone Rive vineyard, near the village Fiorenzuola di Focara, in the Natural Park of Mount San Bartolo, District of Pesaro
Distance from the coast: 500 m
Altitude: 100 – 150 m above sea level
Soils: deep, high sand component, calcareous, silty
Varities 100% Pinot Noir
Method: hand harvested into grilled baskets of 15Kg
the baskets were immediately placed in a mobile cooling cellar in the vineyard and cooled
Transportation: in baskets – in a mobile cooling cellar equipped with an independent motor. The cooling cellar was transported to the vineyard every morning, allowing the grapes to be cooled as soon as they were harvested. The cellar then returned to the winery in the evening to continue the cooling process during the night. The grapes were destemmed the next morning at a temperature of around 9°C.
Yeld per hectare 4500 Kg/Ha
Vinification 100% destemmed, at a temperature of around 9°C.
Cold maceration was carried out for around 7 days.
Fermentation took place in tank with a combination of delestage, pumping over and punch downs for around 15 days
Fermentation was temperature controlled (max 30°C)
Complete malolactic fermentation, in barrel
Maturation 12 months in barrel on lees, with monthly lees stirring
French oak barrels of 228 L (50% new oak, 50% 1 year old)
Bottled without filtration
Minimum 11 months in bottle before commercial release
Analytical data Alcohol % vol: 15
Total Acidity: 5.19