Pinot Nero Bianco Cà Montebello
Grapes: Pinot Nero
Pinot nero generally has rich and intense aromas of dark berries, spice and violets and pairs well with light meats and aged cheeses. It has been grown in Alto Adige since the middle of the 19th century, and this thin-skinned variety has flourished there ever since. Pinot Nero grows best in relatively cool climates where this early ripening vine can mature slowly. When planted in Alto Adige’s medium elevation vineyards, this varietal reveals it full potential. It yields well-structured wines that are often amazingly similar to Pinot Noir from Burgundy.
Area Under Cultivation: 850 acres
Cultivation Zone: Primarily Bassa Atesina, but also Oltradige, Bolzano basin, Adige Valley, and Val Venosta
Growing Method: Primarily Guyot trellis
Preferred Location: Chalky gravel soils
Recommended Pairings: Lamb, salmon, game, fowl, other white meats and aged cheeses
The ‘Cà Montebello’ agricultural estate stretches across the lower hills with its flourishing vineyards on an imposing landscape in the province of Pavia.
The area of “Montebello” is often mentioned as one of the most valuable areas for the cultivation of vineyards. The Scarani family – vine growers for generations – consolidated the wine tradition that guaranteed the continuity of quality and excellence of its wines, appreciated by generations of connoisseurs.
It is a family company in the true sense of the word. At Cà Montebello alongside the owner Luigi Scarani, a skilful extrovert and “true wine Maestro”, his wife Ines, his son Alberto responsible for commercial relationships with the world market and Cristina, extremely bright and creative in the “oenology art”.
The wine tastings and the visits to the cellar have become strength of Cà Montebello; visitors remain fascinated by the environment, a place where time seems to have stood still, allowing themselves to be seduced by the extraordinary hospitality of the owners and the captivating taste of wines that balance perfectly with the taste of traditions.