The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Bottega Vinai, Pinot Nero

Cavit is a leading co-operative in the mountainous Trentino region of northeast Italy. The winery began as a consortium of associated grape growers in 1950, with a dedicated winery at Ravina di Trento built in 1964. Today It unites 11 separate cellars and their combined 5,300 grape growers across 6,200 hectares of vineyard, to produce an impressively broad portfolio from an intriguing palette of indigenous and international grape varieties.

For more than two decades Cavit has adhered to the “Protocol for the Production of High-Quality Wines in Trentino”, marking its commitment to fully sustainable agriculture. It is also a member of SEDEX and is working towards SNQPI (Sistema di Qualità Nazionale Produzione Integrata) certification for its commitment to sustainable agriculture. In addition to using only green energy, Cavit has built three photovoltaic generators.

The Pinot Nero grape is particularly suited to Trentino’s cool and hilly sites. Here they are sourced from Trentino’s so called ‘fratte’ – terraced vineyards which are situated on the Calavino hills (300-450m above sea level) where they benefit from excellent exposure. After a short period in stainless steel tanks, some of the wine is left to mature in a combination of barriques and larger casks for 10 – 12 months to add complexity.

The Bottega Vinai Pinot Nero is a delicate and approachable style of Pinot Noir with a tiny dollop of Lagrein. It has aromas of redcurrants and cherry, combined with savoury, earthy notes. Fresh and nuanced palate with subtle red berry characteristics, soft tannins, balanced acidity and a juicy red fruit finish. A beautiful summer wine and excellent lightly chilled.

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