GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir 100%.
ALTITUDE: 400 m.a.s.l.
PLOT: Montecalvo Versiggia.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 70 q.li.
SOIL: marly, calcareous, silt-clay.
PLANTING DENSITY: 4.385 vines/ha.
VINE-TRAINING METHOD: Guyot.
MACERATION / SKIN CONTACT: 10 days.
FERMENTATION: 10 – 15 days. controlled temperatures.
AFFINAMENT: stainless steel with bâtonnage.
BOTTLE PRODUCED: 13.000.
Tondo has ruby red color with garnet reflections.
Tondo offers a fresh and captivating aroma with floral scents of violet, veering on fruity tones of raspberry and wild strawberry.
On the palate, it is elegant and endowed with excellent persistence. It is balanced thanks to fine and gentle tannins. The aroma boasts cherry notes and a delicate spice reminiscent of white pepper and white moss. The mineral notes help to make it subtle, slender and soft even in fruity while not betraying a fresh finish that recalls the drink.
WINE – FOOD
The freshness, the fine and elegant tannins and the “fruity” aroma make it ideal as an aperitif both alone and in combination with cold cuts. Tondo recalls the flavors of the wood and therefore it is excellent toghether with first and second courses using berries and undergrowth plants.
It can be tasted together for example with tagliatelle with truffles and porcini mushrooms or deer stew with juniper and cranberries.
The excellent structure and spicy hints of white pepper and ginger go well with the preparations of meats rich in herbs. Specifically, it is excellent with traditional dishes of Italian cuisine such as lamb chops with thyme and Ischia rabbit but also with spicy foreign dishes. For example, some excellent combinations are Biryani or Tandoori chicken which are typical dishes of Indian cuisine.
The fruity notes of raspberry and wild strawberry add depth to sweet and sour dishes, such as a beef fillet with a reduction of balsamic vinegar.
The freshness and elegant tannins are ideal for many Asian dishes characterized by greasiness and abundant use of spices. Specifically, on the one hand tannins degrease the greasiness from the other the slim structure does not cover the spices used.