It is the vineyard closest to the Castle and the town. Its exposure is SSW and it is here that we produce the Pinot Nero for our I Cortini. The idea of producing a Pinot Nero was born out of the memory of a wine our father made for the family in 1957, buying grapes grown by Count Riccardi Candiani. It was an exceptional wine, far superior in quality to any of the wines we used to produce back then. My memories go to that wine and to my picnics with friends, to our being very young and very, very merry. It is with those memories in mind that I wanted to try and see if, with our increased knowledge, we were able to make a wine as good as that one made by my father.