Our Pitagora red wine serves as a tribute to those with curiosity and the thirst for knowledge
Our Pitagora red wine serves as a tribute to those with curiosity and the thirst for knowledge.
When Francis Ford Coppola’s grandfather, Agostino, was a child growing up in Bernalda in Southern Italy, he often played among ancient Greek ruins in nearby Metaponto, where thousands of years earlier stood a school run by the Greek scholar Pythagoras — Pitagora in Italian. Known today for his mathematical theorem (a2 + b2 = c2), Pythagoras was a mathematician and philosopher who sought to understand the world through mathematics, astronomy, and music theory. Growing up in the footprint of this legend, Agostino developed a talent for mathematics and music. His Pythagorean curiosity about how things work went on to influence each generation of the Coppola family.
Upon opening the 2019 Pitagora, the first thing one notices are alluring aromas of fruit and spices, with a distinct note of caramel. Lush, jammy blue fruits on the palate mingle with notes of tobacco, vanilla, and crème brûlée. Violets and black currants bring the wine to a lengthy, spectacular finish.
The composition of this blend reflects varietals grown in different sub-appellations of Sonoma County. Each varietal and sub-appellation adds unique characteristics to the finished wine. This vintage highlights Cabernet Sauvignon’s dark fruits and texture. Syrah contributes fragrant spice nuances, Zinfandel and Petite Syrah adding density and peppery notes. Small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec complete the blend, bringing harmony to the wine.
2019 was the first time that California has been 100% drought-free since 2011. Winter and spring rains provided sufficient water in the soil through midsummer. The vintage provided us with a mild growing season, and an average crop, in terms of quantity. Quality, however, remained outstanding. The 2019 Pitagora was aged on French and American oak for 15 months.
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15 months, 15% French oak, 35% American oak