Essence. Many winemakers dream of capturing the essence of pinot nero. Some are convinced the variety’s soul lies in the power it can express and others focus on its elegance. Some even point to its neutrality. The truth is that there is no single essence of pinot nero. It is a wine with a range of expressions, each interpreting a terroir of provenance.Tenuta Belvedere comprises three plots of vines set in woodlands. It stands at 466 metres above sea level in the hills of the municipality of Iseo on the south side of Lake Iseo. Pinot nero grown here delivers austerity, tautness and rigour. Lengthy lees contact transfers to the glass what grape and soil already contained. The estate’s soil comprises deposits of glacial origin facing south towards the sun and sheltered from the northerly winds. The terrain built up over successive Ice Ages and now resonates with minerality, maturity, stones and warmth.Vintage Collection Dosage Zéro Noir has no dosage or added “liqueur d’expédition”. Its true, instinctively crystalline expression is unhindered and the essence of this immense, very personal pinot nero grape shines through.