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Achab

Rare, sophisticated and visionary

An explosion of scents Inspired by Burgundy but well-rooted in the Colli Piacentini, Achab is an exclusive wine, which stands out for its desire to break the mold. A refined Pinot Noir with a bold and enigmatic character hiding behind its soft finish.

REWRITING HISTORY

Chasing the mysteries that populate our dreams sometimes allows the uncovering of distances worth exploring. A hard-fought victory, a success against all odds. Outside of tradition, outside of every market paradigm, simply off the beaten path: Achab was born from our desire to conquer unexplored seas and challenge the rules written by others.
An ambitious, apparently futile challenge: to tame the Pinot Noir and rewrite its history in an atypical, unconventional context. Our obsession with taming this white whale in the hills of Piacenza led us to create Achab, a red wine that embodies our desire to break with tradition and make the rules of the game our own. With its ruby ​​color and a perfect balance between softness and acidity, Achab boasts dazzling sensorial contrasts.

character

A red wine with the characteristics of a white one: it impresses at first with a noseful of blue flowers, until an aftertaste of currant and cherry notes on the palate takes over. Produced in exceptionally limited series, Achab is an unparalleled Pinot Noir. An exclusive wine, to be uncorked and enjoyed on unique occasions.

Vintages/Sizes
Pairings
White meat, fish, pasta dishes
Grape varieties
Pinot Noir
Floral
Body
Elegance
Enchanting
Classic
Soft
Trasparent

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody’s expense but his own. However, nothing dispirits, and nothing seems worth while disputing. He bolts down all events, all creeds, and beliefs, and persuasions, all hard things visible and invisible, never mind how knobby; as an ostrich of potent digestion gobbles down bullets and gun flints.

– Herman Melville, Moby Dick

history

Born in 2000 from a small one-hectare vineyard known as “Corte”, Achab is one of the most important wines of Cantina Luretta. The desire to reinterpret the Pinot Noir in the context of our territory through a process of continuous experimentation has resulted in one of the most refined bottles of our winery.

In recent years Achab has received two important international awards. It won the first prize at the International Wine Challenge in 2016 and it reaped yet another success at the Sommelier Wine Awards in 2017.

Given the small size of the vineyards, Achab is produced in limited series of maximum 3,000 bottles per vintage. An exclusive and sophisticated wine, which after having fermented in truncated conical wooden vats, is left to age in small oak and cherry wooden barrels for nine months. Patience and attention to detail play a key role in endowing this wine with the perfect balance between tannins, fruitiness and acidity.

awards

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE

commended-wine-2016

SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS

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