Frecciarossa Pinot Nero DOC, Carillo 2022
Our visit to Frecciarossa was unforgettable. The hospitality was incredible, the villas for stay were immaculate, the farm is sustainable and the scenery beautiful. They boast a 100 year old history and the winemaker, Valeria Radici Odero, is a wonderful hostess. Her mamma and papa walk around the grounds and greet the visitors.
We tasted the Frecciarossa Pinot Nero 2022. It’s a pinot nero and is representative of the soil, herbs and flowers that grow in the area. It was lovely, medium body, a beautiful fresh acidity that makes it an excellent pairing for pasta with red sauce. This wine was incredible with the salmon shown below.
Cordero San Giorgio DOC Partù 2020
This was another favorite of the night for me. It is a 100% Pinot Nero (pinot noir) from Santa Giuletta. Vines are 30 years old.
I tasted dark plum, ripe rasberry, bright acidity and a finish not typical of pinot noirs, but chocolate and cocoa. It was lovely and it was phenominal with the pork chop. www.corderosangiorgio.wine retail: avg $30, 14.5 abv