Novecento Pignolo

Other wines of Rocca Bernarda

Novecento Pignolo was produced to commemorate the nine hundredth anniversary of the Papal bull “PIE POSTULATIO VOLUNTATIS,” with which Pope Paschal II placed the Sovereign Military Order of Malta under the protection of the Holy See in 1113. Rocca Bernarda, a winery which has always been a point of reference for Friulan oenology, has among its vineyards the Pignolo grape unique, autochthonous and at one point on the verge of extinction. Each year a special wine will be created from this varietal, which is particularly adapted to aging because of its great structure, elegance and harmony. The
wine will be produced in a limited collector’s edition.


APPELLATION
Friuli Colli Orientali D.O.C.

VARIETY
Pignolo

POSITION
150 metres a.s.l. – southern exposure on terraced vineyards called ”Ronchi”. The vines are sheltered from the cold northerly winds “bora”

SOIL TYPE
Marl and sandstone soil of Eocene origin

PLANTING DENSITY
5,400 vines per hectare

HARVEST PERIOD
Hand harvested in late October

FERMENTATION & AGING
Selected Pignolo grapes, hand-harvested at the beginning of October in the terraced vineyards of Rocca Bernarda. After soft destemming and crushing, the maceration and alcoholic fermentation process begins in temperature- controlled vats. At this stage, punching-down and pumping-over of the cap are done continuously over a period of three weeks, for best tannin and colour extraction. Next, the wine is left to mature for 18 months in Allier and Slavonian oak barriques (new and second- ll). Bottle aging follows for 12 months.

YIELD PER HECTARE
30ql

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