Damn I wish I had more of this. What a cool grape and wine. The 2007 is still showing bright deep dark plums into earth and a subtle sweetness — 25 days ago
At the Mt.Pollino tasting i organised at the Oil Mill Santamaria here in Castelluccio Superiore (Basilicata).
The wine is produced on the other side of the mountain, in Calabria, but still at a fairly high altitude of about 500mt.
It's a Mantonico Pinto 100%, another grape that risked to disappear a while ago and that instead is giving great joy to the few producer that have embarked the venture to deal with it.
It's a unique grape, quite aromatic which makes people identify this particular wine nearly sweet even though the sugar has been all transformed in alcohol (not much though..12.5%)
It has a good body, good freshness and all the potential to age few years IMO.
During fermentation there a little maceration and then 8 months of stainless steel container before being bottled.
Just a touch of SO2 added at the vwry end.
Great aperitif. Very recognisable — 4 months ago
Intense ruby color; takes a while to wake up on the nose.
Minerals and cherries on the nose, hinting at the light fruitiness on the palate. Dry to off-dry, but with enough strong notes to stand up to strong flavors.
Paired with gorgonzola pizza. — 4 months ago
Tropical nose with lychee and melon, with hints of almond cream. Silky smooth front palate with lychee and melon, followed by a brisk and tart finish with salt, lemon, peach, and a hint of sage. — 3 months ago
EXTREMELY GOOD AND FULL AND GREAT WITH SPAGHETT!!!! good food wine — 3 months ago