While we (sadly) don't see much Italian Pinot Noir here in Oz, the odd wine that comes through reminds us that the Italians can make serious Pinot too.
Hailing from the Veneto, north of Venice, this has all of the beautiful red fruit that Pinot is famous for, yet with a spicy, peppery edge that is really delicious. Pinot with grunt. If you're looking for a jumping off point into the world of Pinot Nero, then this red is a bloody good place to start.
Clear ruby with a dark reddish hue. Juicy and ripe, with cherry flavours laced up with fresh acidity and an edge of tannins. Plummy fruit typical of Italian Pinot Noir with appetising black cherry aromas and a hint of cedary oak to fill the palate out. This is an absolutely excellent food wine.