2015 l'Olivella Pivot Lazio

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Winery L'Olivella
Vintage 2015
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Cesanese Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2020 - 2028
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With Rome as the cultural, political and historical epicenter, Lazio has been a picturesque agricultural area centered around a metropolis for millennia. A land of shepherds and farmers, the Lazio countryside is rich in produce and livestock, but it wasn't until 2008 that the denomination had its first DOCG wine.

The Pivot is a blend of the typical Roman/Lazio grape, the Cesanese 60% supplemented with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. The vineyard of the L'Olivella is of volcanic origin, rich in potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. The vineyard is located on a hilly terrain, well exposed and ventilated.

After manual picking, the grapes are destemmed. The fermentation lasts about 15 days at a controlled temperature of 30/32° C. The wine is decanted twice, again coming into contact with the lees for a few days. After decanting, the wine is aged for 8-10 months in barrique (medium toast Allier and Tronçais oak) and an additional 6-8 months in bottle.

The Pivot has a dark ruby red color. In the nose, the wine is concentrated, ethereal, with light vanilla perfumes, intense and elegant, where the spices and the red and dark fruit enhance each other beautifully. It is clearly a Cesanese driven wine but the Merlot gives the wine some creaminess and the Cabernet some warm cherry and this makes this wine a Super-Lazio. The wine is full bodied, velvety soft with a nice long finish.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Dry extract: 30.50 g/lt
Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/lt

Vineyard for 2015 l'Olivella Pivot Lazio

L'Olivella was founded in 1986, thanks to the inspiration of an expert winegrower from Puglia, Mr. Umberto Notarnicola, and a meticulous wine connoisseur from Piedmont, Mr. Bruno Violo, both in love with the landscape of Latium. It is a young, dynamic farm, which is constantly innovating itself but maintaining strong links with the local culture and traditions.

The hills, where the Frascati vines grow, are of volcanic origin, rich in mineral salts (potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium) and low in nitrogen.
The ideal mix for growing vines and producing wines of high organoleptic quality. L'Olivella is located between Monteporzio and Frascati, in the hills around Rome, a few kilometers to the south, along the via Tuscolana. It is easily accessible from the Rome-Naples motorway, leaving the motorway at the Monteporzio Catone interchange. Frascati has always been the wine of Rome, with the longest historical traditions: the ancient Romans appreciated the wine of Tuscolo, the hill above Frascati, a natural terrace overlooking the capital.

Pope Paul III (1534 - 1549) before he became Pope, as Bishop of Frascati, made this wine, Frascati, always present on the Pope's table. Goethe, the famous German writer, defined it as "a paradise" during his stay in Rome in 1816.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Winery L'Olivella
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Cesanese, Merlot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2015
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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