The Headquarters of the Italy Sommelier Foundation hosts a tasting event, focus "Oltrepò Terra di Pinot Nero". An activity realized with the contribution of MASAF. The tasting event, at school desks, will be held in double-shift from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

Oltrepò Pavese is considered a historical territory of Italian wine. With the passage of time it has been realized, more and more, that Pinot Nero is an authentic identity grape: a challenging, stubborn, multifaceted and difficult variety. In this triangle of Lombardy, curiously drawn like a bunch of grapes, it finds expressions rarely attainable elsewhere, and winemakers are increasingly focusing on its excellence in a major way, through sparkling wine making with its DOCG (Oltrepo Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico) also in a Cruasé version (Oltrepo Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico Rosé) and red wine making with its DOC (Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese).

In collaboration with the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese, the Italian Sommelier Foundation decided to propose a tasting, divided into two different moments, dedicated to the different expressions of DOCG and DOC, dedicated to Pinot Nero in Oltrepò Pavese.

The afternoon tasting will feature Oltrepò Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico as the protagonist. In these territories the Pinot Nero was planted around 1870 with the idea of creating a sort of "Champagne Italian" and since then this area has been considered among the most suitable for its cultivation, thanks to the characteristics of its soils: those of the low hills, formed by marine sedimentary rocks and clay components, and those of the high hills, mainly chalky in nature.

Also not to be missed is the evening tasting with the DOC Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese, or focus on red wine making, which gives elegant wines that are never the same for an interpretation that varies depending on the area of production.

The program to follow and here on the website of the Italian Sommelier Foundation

4 p.m. Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico Pinot Nero DOCG
Oltrepò Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico Rosé - Extra Brut Norema 2020 - Calatroni
Oltrepò Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico Rosé - Cruasè - Brut 2019 - Torre degli Alberi
Oltrepò Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico - Nature 2018 - Oltrenero
Oltrepò Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico - Vergomberra Dosaggio Zero 2018 - Bruno Verdi
Oltrepò Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico - 1865 Dosaggio Zero 2016 - Conte Vistarino
Oltrepò Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico Rosé - Julillae 2011 - La Travaglina

8:00 p.m. Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC
Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC - Tiamat 2021 - Cordero San Giorgio
Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC - Alené 2020 - Lefiole
Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC - 2019 - Cà di Frara
Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC - Umore Nero 2018 - Castello di Luzzano
Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC - Costarsa 2017 - Montelio
Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC - Nuval 2016 - Bertè & Cordini

Activities carried out with the contribution of MASAF, pursuant to Director's Decree No. 553922 of Oct. 28, 2022 (see Sec. 3.3 of Annex D to d.d. 302355 of July 7, 2022)