Pianora, founded in 1986, is located on Montorfano, a hill of tectonic origin that marks the southern border of Franciacorta, characterized by the presence of the steep terraced vineyards of this wine area. The vineyard is made up of 2 hectares in all, of which 1.5 are vineyards and the remaining dedicated orchard and grove to promote biodiversity. The ancient terraces are located at 280 meters above sea level; they are very steep (slope approx. 50%), and with an excellent southern exposure.
The production philosophy for the Aperitivo is simple: no added alcohol, no food coloring, no burnt sugar or caramel. Only organic wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Schiava) and infusion of dried officinal herbs and, in this case, fresh fruit from the orchard.
The infusions are made separately, one for each plant at different extraction temperatures, and then combined to compose the recipe.
The sugar content is reduced as much as possible and the sweetening is done with some native plants such as elderberry flowers and linden leaves and flowers.
Wild chamomile and cherry and black cherries stand out in the infusion mixture. Slightly bitter notes are given by thyme, marjoram and elderberry roots.