Cavit Collection Pinot Noir Review (2021)

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What Kind of Wine Is Cavit Pinot Noir?

The Cavit Pinot Noir is a high-quality sparkling wine, known for its food-friendly nature. It is part of the Cavit wines, hailing from the Trentino region of Italy, an area famous for its wineries. Cavit wines are appreciated and well-known all over the world, and the Cavit Pinot Noir is no exception. It is the perfect red wine for any occasion, be it a small gathering, a party, or any other occasion.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the Cavit Pinot Noir or have not heard of it before, Cavit is a brand of wine that grows the Pinot Noir, a species of grapes that are then used to produce the wine. These grapes are ideally grown in cool climates, require low yields, and tend to have a unique aroma, which makes the Cavit Pinot Noir even more attractive.


Cavit Pinot Noir Review

  • Winery — Cavit
  • Country/Region — Italy, Lombardia, Provincia di Pavia
  • Type — Italian Pinot Noir
  • Aroma — Cherry, Strawberry, Oak, Black Cherries, Chocolate
  • Grapes — Pinot Noir
  • Taste — Light, Slightly Acidic, Bright
  • Alcohol Content — 12%
  • Sugar — Dry
  • Pairing — Grilled Or Roasted Poultry, Red Meats, Vegetarian Appetizers, All Kinds Of Pasta, Risottos

Anyone, irrespective of whether you are a wine-lover or not, must try this wine at least once in their lives. The fruit-based aroma, a taste that is neither too sweet nor too acidic, and minimal alcohol content, make the Cavit Pinot Noir a perfect choice for any affair.

Overall Rating: 3.9

Positives
  • Light
  • Fruity Flavor
  • Easy To Drink
  • Smooth
Negatives
  • Too Dry
  • A Little Too Acidic
  • Too Thin
  • Has Too Much Fruit Content

Tasting Notes

The wine is characterized by a unique balance, maintained by radiant cherry notes and certain traces of red berries. The accuracy of maintaining the perfect balance of cherries and berries is what gives the Cavit Pinot Noir a perfect structure and a stylish finish. The climate of the vineyards has a huge part to play in the flavor of the wine. Trentino is blessed with pleasant weather – characterized by cool evenings and a warm breeze that lets the grapes grow to be flavorful, enriching the wine with those flavors.

However, the production of Pinot Noir wine is not just limited to Italy. It is also grown in regions such as Central Otago in New Zealand, Casablanca, San Antonia Valleys in Chile, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Pfalz and Baden in Germany. The Cavit Pinot Noir is best paired with grilled or roasted meats, seafood, risottos, and delicious vegetarian entrees.

Appearance

Cavit Pinot Noir is a type of red sparkling wine that can be distinguished by its vivid cherry notes and a tinge of red berries. The Cavit Pinot Noir alcohol content is between 12% and 15%, and it is a well-balanced wine with a firm and stylish finish. The grapes which are used to manufacture the wine, the Pinot Noir grapes, are thin, sticky, and temperamental, as they can only grow in a certain kind of climate, which is characterized by warm mornings and cool evenings, with a pleasant breeze throughout the day. Although the wine requires low yields to achieve its desired quality and taste, it is expensive compared to other variants of sparkling wines. Typically, the Cavit Pinot Noir is a dry wine.

Aroma

The aroma of the Cavit Pinot Noir reminds one of a leather saddle, smokey earthen notes, and the essence of ripe oranges that tend to give the wine a satin-like, silky, and compelling texture. The fragrance of the Cavit Pinot Noir can leave anyone captivated, as it smells less of alcohol and more of fruit flavors such as red cherries, pomegranate, strawberries, plums, along with more subtle hints of cucumber, zucchini, carnations, and red roses.

Taste

The Cavit Pinot Noir mostly has a juicy, delectable taste, enhanced by fruits such as strawberries, pomegranates, red cherries, plums – tempered by fresh zucchini and cucumber. However, the presence of fruits does not indicate a high quantity of sugar, and the wine has a slightly acidic taste to it. At times, some minute amount of sugar may appear as a residue in the glass of your Cavit Pinot Noir wine, but that is only because it is a dry wine, created after pressing the grapes to convert the sugar from them into alcohol.

Finish

A clean Cavit Pinot Noir grape is best suited to a cool and dry climate. It needs low yields to achieve the desired quality of taste and texture and tends to have aromas of cherries, pomegranates, plum, wild strawberries, and some even have hints of floral notes such as red roses and carnations. While cooler and more pleasant climates result in the Cavit Pinot Noir being more delicate and lighter, in warmer temperatures, the wine tends to have a higher concentration of alcohol. The Cavit Pinot Noir is famous for its fine qualities and long-lasting taste, and can retain its excellent quality for almost two or three years after initial consumption.

Rating

In my opinion, our review would be only positive, owing to the wine’s distinctive taste and properties. Although it is on the expensive side, the Cavit Pinot Noir wins hands down in all aspects, ranging from taste, texture, aroma, and alcohol content. The 12% alcohol content is adequate; however, the fruity flavors are what give the wine its uniqueness. While there is a considerable amount of fruit content, it isn’t sweet – making the Cavit Pinot Noir one of the most preferred wines out there.

Cavit Pinot Noir Food Pairing

The Cavit Pinot Noir is best paired with poultry-based dishes such as duck a l’orange, game birds, and seafood dishes like tuna, salmon, swordfish, and halibut. The wine can also be had with red meats, including beef and veal, be it in grilled or roasted form, appetizing vegetarian entrees and hors d’oeuvres, all kinds of pasta, and risottos. Be it a party, a picnic, a casual gathering, or just you by yourself, a glass of Cavit Pinot Noir can be enjoyed on any occasion. Interestingly, you can also pair your Cavit Pinot Noir with chocolate ice cream, an unlikely combination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Makes Cavit Pinot Noir?

The Cavit winery is located in the Trentino region of Italy. Vineyards in this area have been blessed by the warm breeze, commonly called the ‘Ora del Garda’, which flows across Lake Garda and protects the grapes and other fruits growing in the wineries from moisture and various other diseases. The Cavit wine brand broke into the international markets in the 1970s through the white wine called Pinot Grigio. The entire winemaking process is overseen and monitored by Anselmo Martini, one of Italy’s top enologists with more than twenty years of experience in the wine-making industry.

In recent times, Anselmo Martini has become one of the most well-known and respectable winemakers in the country, having earned the ‘Winemaker of the Year’ award in 2015 from ‘Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2015’ or ‘Essential Guide to Italian Wines 2015. Martini has also been fundamental in improving Trentino’s reputation as a leading wine producer in Italy. Besides the Pinot Noir variety, the Cavit brand also produces other brands including the Prosecco, Chardonnay, Moscato, Rose, and Red Blend.

How Is Cavit Pinot Noir Made?

The Cavit Pinot Noir is made using Pinot Noir grapes harvested in the hilly regions of Provincia di Pravia, which are plucked at their peak maturity, which usually takes place in the second or third week of September each year. This is followed by the process of fermentation, which happens in controlled temperatures of 86 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of six to eight days, in small stainless-steel containers. Later, the wine that is formed is placed in barrels made of oak, where it rests on deposits of lees, or residual yeast until malolactic fermentation has taken place.

Finally, the wine is shifted to large-sized vessels so as to ensure that it is completely refined, at temperatures ranging between 55.4 degrees Fahrenheit to 59 degrees Fahrenheit. The key ingredient in the Cavit Pinot Noir is the Pinot Noir grape. Other ingredients in the wine include traces of fruit tannins, plums, wild strawberries, red cherries, berries, pomegranates, and certain hints of cucumber, zucchini, red roses, and carnations.

Where Is Cavit Pinot Noir Made?

The Cavit Pinot Noir is produced in the wineries of Trentino, a region in Italy famous for its picturesque scenery. The Trentino province is known for its mountains, medieval era architecture, and apple orchards. However, it is no doubt that the region has been bought into fame thanks to its wide range of wineries.

The climate of Trentino is best suited to cultivate the Pinot Noir grape, the key ingredient in the Cavit Pinot Noir. The ‘Ora del Garda’, a mild, dry breeze that flows through the region, gives the grapes its thin-skinned and temperamental texture, while also protecting them from any kind of moisture and diseases. Additionally, the cool, pleasant evenings foster the richness of the aroma and flavors in the wine.

How to Serve Cavit Pinot Noir?

The Cavit Pinot Noir is best served chilled at a temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The wine is ready to be served right from the bottle itself and does not require to be decanted first. The Cavit Pinot Noir is best enjoyed from a large-sized, bell-shaped wine glass so as to get the most out of its nose or aroma. To keep the freshness of the Pinot Noir maintained, it is recommended that the wine should be consumed within a day of the bottle being opened.

How Much Does Cavit Pinot Noir Cost?

Due to its high quality and the time involved in cultivating the Pinot Noir grapes, the Cavit Pinot Noir price is high when compared to other variants of wines. However, one can usually find the price of the Cavit Pinot Noir at any online store to range between $6.59 to $17.99 per bottle.

How Long Does Cavit Pinot Noir Last?

It is generally recommended that a bottle of the Cavit Pinot Noir should be consumed shortly after it has been opened, to maintain its aroma and taste. Nevertheless, the wine typically lasts between two and three years, although it can also go up to eight years, provided it is stored and maintained under suitable conditions and temperatures.

How Many Calories Does Cavit Pinot Noir Have?

Ordinarily, the number of Cavit Pinot Noir calories in a serving of five-ounce range from 125 calories or 625 calories in a 125 ml bottle.

Conclusion

If someone were to ask me for Cavit Pinot Noir reviews, I would say that anyone, irrespective of whether you are a wine-lover or not, must try this wine at least once in their lives. The fruit-based aroma, a taste that is neither too sweet nor too acidic, and minimal alcohol content, make the Cavit Pinot Noir a perfect choice for any affair.

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