2015 Pinot Noir, Ottin, Vallee d'Aosta, Italy

You might not expect the north-westernmost corner of Italy to produce world-class Pinot Noir, but that's exactly what father-son team Elio and Nicolas have done here. The nose is expressive and remarkably complex, with pure berried fruit and a hint of wild flowers and herbs. The palate is juicy and joyful, with just a lick of tannins and freshness providing structure and length. Simply delicious.

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£32.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Valle d'Aosta (DOC), Valle D'Aosta, Italy (North West), Italy
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2024
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2015 Pinot Noir, Ottin, Vallee d'Aosta, Italy
Elio Ottin

Elio Ottin only started bottling his own wines in 2007, having previously sold all his grapes, but already he and his son have risen to the very pinnacle of this beautiful mountain region. Alongside grapes, they still keep a herd of cows (from which they make delicious cheese) and they grow apples for the local cooperative. Indeed, theirs must be one of the most intense harvest periods we’ve come across: during one week in September the family can be harvesting grapes, picking apples, and bringing their herd down from the high, summer alpine pastures. Despite this, they still manage to make a crystalline, delicious expression of Pinot Noir. And their Petite Arvine is a hidden gem: a wine that’s sure to charm.

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