Pinot Nero DOC Nemas I°

£21.50

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Style

Complex, Elegant, Fine Tannins, Light, Medium-Bodied

Producer

Gori Agricola

Grape

Pinot Nero

Origin

Italy, Friuli

Designation

Friuli Colli Orientali DOC

ABV

12.5%

Vintage

2016

Size

75cl

Wine Production

Organic, Vegan

Pale red color with garnet notes, very elegant on the nose with notes of small berries. Elegant and complex, the fine tannins make it austere and find a wide range of accompaniments, from cheese to fish and white meat that are not particularly elaborate.

Tasting notes by our friend and wine dilpoma candidate Tom Wordsworth: Medium(-) body, light and approachable red wine from Friuli. It displays a pale ruby hue with notes of raspberries, red cherry, blueberries and violet along with complimentary nutmeg and delicate tertiary aromas of mushroom, underbrush and soil. Slightly chill the wine to 10-13 degrees for optimal enjoyment on a summer’s day.

We had been looking for a Pinot Nero for sometime to add to our list, and while we have tasted many good ones, perhaps we never found one that would tick many boxes for us, both as importers and retailers.  It is quite amazing that we found the Gori winery during a time (2020) when no travel was allowed and no events were held.  All thanks to Juliusz's research of the Gambero Rosso wine guide and his language skils 🙂

Nemas I° is the first Pinot Nero being produced in Nimis, a small town in Friuli that was colonised by Romans, and was called Castrum Nemas, hence its name!

A vine of absolute importance worldwide, considered one of the most important in the world, it arrived in Friuli in recent times and it is well established. It finds its best habitat in the pre-Alpine hills, caressed by the fresh winds coming from the mountains, it takes full advantage of the temperature range typical of the area.

Gori Agricola

Gori Winery is situated in Nimis, known as Castrum Nemas since the 6th Century, in the northernmost point of the “Colli Orientali” of Friuli. The estate’s vineyards cover 12 hectares on the rolling hills.

Piero Gori, founder of the winery, in 2009 began the realization of one of his dreams. The love and the passion for his homeland inspired the will of combining innovation with tradition. The meticulous attention towards quality and the respect and valorization of the surrounding environment create a modern, family run, winery.

The Gori family

The vineyards were planted in 2009 and 2010 with a specific objective: to enhance in the best way the peculiarities of the individual vineyards in the area.

The mountains defend the area from the cold northern winds and the proximity of the plain favors the nocturnal temperature variations, essential for the development of grape aromas.

The care and attention during the phases of production ensure that the grapes produced enhance their characteristics to the maximum.

The entire winecellar is the most modern and innovative one could conceive; built on three levels, it exploits the gravitational force and avoids unnecessary stress on grapes and wines.

After the harvest, the grapes arrive at LEVEL ONE where the de-stemming phase takes place, a technique used to separate the grapes from the stalk.

The grapes, at this point de-stemmed, are lowered to the lower level using the force of gravity in order to avoid unnecessary stress that could compromise quality.

The very important phase of temperature-controlled vinification takes place at LEVEL ZERO.

On this level there is also the bottling plant.

At the underground level there is the aging cellar, dug inside the hill which exploits the natural level of humidity that allows the wine to complete its maturation.

Still using the natural force of gravity, the wine is transferred inside the French oak barrels. The 500 liter tonneau and the 15 to 40 hectoliters barrels help the wine in its maturation to bring it to express the best quality.

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An organic Pinot Nero light red color with garnet notes, appealing aromas with notes of small berries. Elegant and complex, fine tannins.