Grown in most corners of the wine world, Pinots are prized for elegant perfume and ability to express vineyard conditions — although they can be incredibly difficult to grow.
Perhaps moreso than any other varietal, the Pinot family's DNA is highly susceptible to mutation. This has led to over 150 variants, spanning both whites and reds, so it's important to be clear which family member it is!
In Italy, "Pinot Nero" has found some success in the Alto Adige, Fruili and Piemonte as well as in Lombardia where it is a major component of Franciacorta, Italy’s premier sparkling wine.
For us at DaVero, we have just a half acre planted on our Valladares Vineyard just behind the member lounge.