PINOT NERO IGT SEBINO 2011 ACCHIAPPASOGNI
WINE, JOURNEY, DREAM.
The journey represents, for me, a dream, a goal, a desire, a destination to reach to reach. It’s always been so, ever since I was a kid, when I pictured myself as a prairie Indian in games. I became familiar with places and names emerged from my imagination and early reading when I met the Navajo “people”.
American Indians and Navajo, in particular, held a magnetic fascination for me, inspired me, infected me with their culture, their vision of the Earth as a supreme good to be loved, respected and protected with the aim of passing it on to future generations. I have always looked with admiration at their way of seeking and maintaining the balance of nature, noting how their being,”eco” was not a proclamation, a flag, but the essence of their life.
In wine my “journey”, my “dream”, is embodied by the Pinot Noir, a grape that I have known in its most incredible, perfect expressions. This is why I have always been afraid to try my hand at it, so as not to profane the idea. I have savoured its most delicate nuances, its artistic interpretations, but I have also come across many presumptions and many half-wines. For these reasons I have always kept the Pinot Noir in a sort of ideal tabernacle, the journey for which one prepares one’s whole life, enjoying the thought of making it, refining the details, but putting it off as so not to burn it out. I lstarted out in 1987 but had to wait a good eleven years, until 1998, to find the right direction. Events, however, forced me to suspend the project. I then had to wait another 13 long years before the 2011 harvest gave me a sublime fruit. Day after day I walked the rows of vines, felt the bunches, tasted the grapes, and assessed the tannins. I prepared the harvest, I took care of the details of vinification to manage the power of the vintage, and watched over the 28 long months of waiting in barrique and then again until March 2014 when the bottle finally took shape, or rathr the magnum to chisel out the dream.
Today my journey comes true. I caught my dream. The label I designed to accompany the wine bears the Native American Dream Catcher. It’s a very strong symbolic object, given to newborn babies, whose shape, according to tradition, can ward off negativity and capture and realise positive dreams. I wanted it in turquoise, a powerful color in contrast with its delicacy, just like my Pinot Noir. Turquoise contains the energy of yellow and the serenity of blue. It helps release tension, makes you tolerant, arouses emotions and harmony. It’s the color of the sacred stone of the Navajo.
It is my wine, my dream, my journey. The rest is earth, sun, grapes, wise hands who shared the realization of the dream and time.
Time never passes in vain for wine…
Mario Falcetti (QUADRA, Cologne in Franciacorta, winter 2015)
See the technical data sheets of our wines:
VINEYARDS: Bociarine (Provaglio)
EXPOSURE: south, south-west
ALTIMETRY: 230 m. asl
TYPE OF SOIL: morainic
BREEDING SYSTEM: spurred cordon
IMPANTO density: 5,500 strains/ha
PRODUCTION PER HECTARE: 95
HARVEST PERIOD : 27 September
COLLECTION: manual in box
VINIFICATION: crushing and destemming, fermentation in stainless steel
AGEING OF BASIC WINES: in barriques (28 months)
BOTTLING: March 10, 2014
AGING IN BOTTLE: 12 months
IDENTIFICATION LOT: L.06914B3411
PRODUCTION: 1,500 magnum
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: red meat, braised meat, stracotti