Pinot Noir 100% 2016, Corte Quaiara


  • Grape variety: Pinot Noir varietal grapes.
  • Territory: Morainic hills.
  • Geographical location: S. Giorgio in Salici (Sona), a hilly area.
  • Altitude: 150-250 meters above sea level Vineyard exposure: South-West.
  • Type of soil: Light sandy.
  • Training system: Guyot simple.
  • Average age of vines: 10 years.
  • Planting density: About 6,000 vines per hectare. Production: 50q/Ha
  • Harvest: Exclusively by hand in mid-September.
  • Crushing: Soft crushing of the destemmed grapes. Fermentation: In stainless steel at a controlled temperature and daily and periodical pump-over and delestage in contact with the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place in November in barriques and tonneaux.
  • Aging: Maturation in new barriques and tonneaux for 18 months, then in bottle for 1 year.
  • Analytical data: Alcohol: 13% Vol. Total acidity: 5.90g/l Residual sugars: 2.6 g/l Ph: 3.45, Dry extract: 30 g/l
  • Vintage characteristics: This vintage is a further confirmation of the suitability of the soil of the Morainic hills with its limestone quota of 50%. The season was balanced with beautiful nocturnal temperature ranges that favored the prominent acidity of this vintage. It lends itself to obtaining a great Pinot Noir that only patient aging in the bottle will lead to its maximum expression.
  • Organoleptic properties: Ruby red color, bright in some parts with a shine and transparency typical of Pinot Noir. To the nose, notes of graphite, coffee, dark fruits, laurel, carob and nutmeg.
  • The mouth begins with toasted notes of oral sensations of rose, raspberry, black currant with small balsamic streaks. Rather long and persistent finale, supported by an harmonized acidity balanced by well-integrated tannins that leaves the mouth with spicy sensations (Sarawak pepper) of great pleasantness.


“Wines that are out of the ordinary”; that’s how the Corte Quaiara wines are: out-of- the-box!

Some of the grape varieties that Giovanni Montresor- the winemaker- grows are unusual for the production zone in which he happens to be, but here in this area called Moreniche Hills, they benefit from an ideal habitat. Each one of his wines has a precise significance for him; it is the result of a choice that he continues to make, vintage after vintage, and this gives he the courage and enthusiasm to persevere in his work, which – every day – helps he grow, as a man and as a winemaker.

The soil in which his vines sink their roots is of glacial origin. At one time, the whole of this zone was covered in water, which solidified and then melted during the great glaciations that took place several millennia ago. The legacy that the Ice Age has left us is an extremely complex terrain, which is very rich in minerals but rather lacking in nutrients: it is a type of soil that forces the vines to give of their best, and at the same time imbues all of my wines with a marked tanginess, reminiscent of the sea that lay here thousands of years ago.


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