The Wine: Pinot Nero 2015
Pojer e Sandri Pinot Nero is a red natural wine made from 100% Pinot Nero grapes grown in Trentino-Alto Adige, Northern Italy. The grapes are from different parcels on the hill of Faedo called: Rocolat elevation 300 meters (980feet) above sea level with southern exposure, Rodel Pianezzi at elevation 500 meters (1640 feet) above sea level with a southwest exposure and Palaiatelevation 700 (almost 2300 feet) with southern exposure. The sites are nicely ventilated because of the influence of the “Ora” breezes from Lake Garda (a wind that comes from the nearby famous lake).
The Producer: Pojer e Sandri
Perched on the steep Eastern side of the canyon-like valley of the Adige river in the Trento region, Pojer e Sandri is one of the most remarkable wineries of the Trento region.
The dynamic team of Mario Pojer and Fiorentino Sandri have owned the estate since 1975, when Fiorentino as the landowner teamed up with Mario who had just graduated from enological school. Instead of producing wines in the international style as the rest of the world was doing, they set out to protect and revive the many local grapes of the area and produce wines which were almost forgotten.
Pojer e Sandri respect of the environment and traditions along with their outgoing personalities and hospitality soon set them on a class of their own. Today, they are widely respected as one of the most unique and trend-setting wineries in Italy.
The Region: Trentino-Alto Adige