Pinot Noir was introduced to the coast of Pesaro by the French administration during the Napoleonic Empire. The soil of calcareous sandstone and the cool microclimate, were considered to be ideal for the cultivation of this variety. From 1861, for five generations of winegrowers, the Mancini family have preserved and reproduced the original clones, on the best terrains of Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo. Among these hills, the area of Focara in particular has distinguished itself over the years for the production of Pinot Noir with a strong personality and with the typical character of this grape variety.
Focara Pinot Noir is produced from a traditional red vinification, then aged in barrel for 12 months. The quality and history of this wine was acknowledged in 2000 through the creation of the D.O.C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) Colli Pesaresi Focara Pinot Nero.
- Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
- Harvest Period: end of August
- Analytical data Alcohol % vol: 13.5 pH: 3.55 Total Acidity: 5.0
- Description: Ruby red attenuated, clear and consistent. The aroma presents itself with the perfumes of rose, violet, marasca cherry and red plum. In the mouth it is dry, warm, soft enough and fresh, with gentle tannins. Full bodied, balanced, intense and persistent, at the endbalsamic hints and spicy black pepper.