Pianora, founded in 1986, is located on Montorfano, a hill of tectonic origin that marks the southern border of Franciacorta, characterized by the presence of the only steeply sloping terraced vineyards of this wine area.
This comes from the base of certified organic wine from the Pianora sul Montorfano vineyard in Coccaglio (BS), enriched with slow infusions of carefully selected herbs and spices. This was born with the idea of enhancing a territory, that of Montorfano, using wines born from its land and selections of botanicals that find their place on its slopes, combined with others of exotic origin.
Pianora Apertivo has no added alcohol, no food coloring, no burnt sugar or caramel. Only organic wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, carmenere, and Schiava) and infusion of dried officinal herbs and, in this case, fresh fruit from our orchard. The infusions are made separately, one for each plant at different extraction temperatures, and then combined to compose the recipe. The sugar content is reduced as much as possible and the sweetening is done with some native plants such as elderberry flowers and linden leaves and flowers.
Wild chamomile and cherry and black cherries stand out in the infusion mixture. Slightly bitter notes are given by thyme, marjoram and elderberry roots. Production is only one batch per year when seasonal fruit is available. Best enjoyed over ice with a twist, or with a splash of tonic water.