Pinot Noir is one of the noblest and most prestigious grape varieties in the world, and is as widespread and versatile as it is difficult to cultivate, vinify and interpret. Already known since ancient times, its origins have been traced back to Transalpine Gaul, but the beginning of its fortunes dates back to the Middle Ages, when the monks of Burgundy realised its immense potential and inaugurated the production of elegant, long-lived red wines that continues to this day. This has made Burgundy, its true homeland, one of the most important wine regions in the world. From here it then spread to the Champagne region and throughout the world, also proving to be an excellent base for sparkling wines. In Italy, it is grown and vinified with outstanding results, especially in the Oltrepò Pavese, Trentino and South Tyrol areas. In its best versions it has a delicate andelegant profile, which is also energetic and enveloping, with an extraordinary expressiveness.