Paìno was the nickname of Gian Marco’s grandfather, meaning peacock in Gradoli dialect. He loved to show off and this wine is dedicated to him as a wine to be proudly displayed on the table. Paìno is not produced every year, but only when the perfect quality of the grapes from “La Chiesa” parcel are affected by Botrytis. The harvest is late and the humidity of Lake Bolsena favours the development of noble rot. The wine is destemmed and macerates in open barrels for a month, then matures for three years in barrels of different sizes and finally another three years in the bottle. During this time the tannin, acidity and botrytis find their perfect harmony.
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