Grapes for America's #1 Pinot Noir are harvested in hilly areas throughout the province of Trento, Grave del Piave in the Veneto region and Grave del Friuli. The 100% Pinot Noir grapes are picked at peak maturity in the second and third weeks of September. Fermentation takes place over 6-8 days under controlled temperatures of 30*C in small stainless steel vats. The wine then is placed in larger oak barrels where it rests on its lees until malolactic fermentation has occurred. It is further aged in large sized receptacles to guarantee a complete refining at a temperature of 13 to 15*C. This silky smooth red is medium-bodied, with well-defined fruit redolent of red berries and cherries and soft, supple tannins. A youthful, vibrant purple. Aroma: Delicate and alluring aromas of black cherry. Enjoy with grilled or roasted red meats, poultry, flavorful vegetarian entrees, risottos. Also enjoyable with flavorful fish entrees, such as salmon, tuna, and swordfish. Enjoy at room temperature.