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Martinelli 'Bella Vigna' Pinot Noir 2019
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This is a red wine imageMartinelli 'Bella Vigna' Pinot Noir 2019

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Wine Enthusiast 93
"Silky and luxurious, with wild shocks of cinnamon and nutmeg, this lush, full-bodied wine is riddled in rich layers of strawberry and boysenberry. It holds its weight and breadth well, showing underlying acidity that winds its way into the foundational structure."

Tasting Notes
"This adequate amount of rain at the appropriate time led to favorable conditions for bloom, which resulted in an even fruit-set and good vine balance. Summer temperatures were cooler, which allowed the ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #46688
Location at store:82d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 14.9%

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Wine Enthusiast 93
"Silky and luxurious, with wild shocks of cinnamon and nutmeg, this lush, full-bodied wine is riddled in rich layers of strawberry and boysenberry. It holds its weight and breadth well, showing underlying acidity that winds its way into the foundational structure."

Tasting Notes
"This adequate amount of rain at the appropriate time led to favorable conditions for bloom, which resulted in an even fruit-set and good vine balance. Summer temperatures were cooler, which allowed the fruit to ripen slowly and develop deeper flavors. The weather held steady through harvest allowing us to pick the fruit at optimum maturity levels, resulting in wines full of finesse and intensity."

The Wine
Our Bella Vigna Pinot Noir is curated from all of our estate vineyards in the Sonoma Coast appellation, we have created an approachable appellation blend that reflects the characteristics of our family's vineyards and is still true to our Martinelli style. The 2019 Bella Vigna Pinot Noir has inviting aromas of blueberry, black cherry and sweet oak that lift the nose. Deep flavors of boysenberry and clove last into the long and balanced finish.

The 2019 Bella Vigna Pinot Noir is sure to become your go-to wine. This approachable wine is bright and fresh, with wonderful aromas of plum, red apple and hibiscus tea. Flavors include juicy cherry pie, currants and hints of cinnamon and vanilla.

GROWING YEAR
The growing year in 2018 was the third dry year in a row and was full of unforeseen challenges provided by Mother Nature. You would think the ongoing drought, excessive heat from March thru June, and hail in early April would have brought down the quality of this vintage. Thankfully this was not the case! Even though the harvest was very early, the small berry sizes and healthy yields have produced very well balanced wines; they are not over-bearing in tannin or structure, and are a pleasure to drink.

VINEYARD CHARACTERISTICS
The Russian River Valley is among the worlds most exceptional terroir & climate for Pinot Noir. Our estate-grown single vineyards are recognized for being uniquely expressive on their own. We have learned that when blended, we can create a wine combining beautiful structure and ripeness. Bella Vigna translates in Italian to Beautiful Vines, not only because of their location in the Russian River Valley but also for the wine they produce.

WINE STATISTICS
The grapes are picked between 25 and 27 degrees brix to ensure mature ripe fruit flavors. After picking, the whole berries undergo a long cool fermentation with wild yeast, to generate skin contact and expose fruit character. The juice is transferred into oak barrels with a touch of residual sugar remaining to complete the fermentation process in barrel until dry. It rests in 70 new French oak on its gross lees for one year. The wine is neither heat nor cold stabilized, and is un-fined and un-filtered, clarified only by racking before bottling.

WINEMAKER
Bryan Kvamme

Martinelli Winery

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Martinelli WineryThe Martinelli family has been growing grapes in the Russian River Valley since 1887. At the ages of 19 and 16, Giuseppe Martinelli and Luisa Vellutini left their small village in the Tuscany region of Italy and made their way to California looking for land to farm and start a winery. Giuseppe had been a winemaker in Italy and with his viticultural knowledge he was hired to plant a vineyard for a farmer in Forestville. 100 years later, the historic Martinelli Estate vineyards are farmed by Lee Martinelli, Sr., and sons Lee, Jr. and George Martinelli. The wines are made by winemaker Bryan Kvamme. These handcrafted wines are unfined, unfiltered, neither cold nor heat stabilized and may contain naturally occurring sediment.

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