Pinot Nero

CLASSICS

The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude between 350 and 450 meters.

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2020

Vintage Description

A dry winter and an initially cold month of March were followed by above-average temperatures in spring, favouring early bud break and premature flowering. From mid-May to early June the weather was mostly rainy and wet. During the following ripening stage rainfall was evenly distributed and only a few hot days made for short periods of drought. Throughout the summer the nights were refreshingly cool. Harvest began in early September and until mid-October it was repeatedly interrupted by single days of rain, luckily followed by longer periods of sun. The white wines are crispy and fresh and have an intense olfactory appeal. Finesse and elegance characterise the red wines, which already hint at a great aging potential.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • grapes: Pinot Nero
  • yield: 65 hl/hectare
  • altitude: 350 – 450 m
  • soil: calcareous clay and gravelly soils
  • climate: extreme interplay between sunny days, influenced by the Mediterranean climate, and cool nights, marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine are harvested by hand and delivered in small bins. Maceration is carried out at controlled temperature (26 ° C) with daily pump-overs and submersion of the cap to increase the level of extraction from the grape skins. The wine ferments and ages in a combination of French barriques, oak casks and stainless-steel vats for at least 6 months. 

Tasting notes

Pinot Noir is ruby in color with light garnet hues. 

Its seducing scent recalls forest fruits, plums, raspberries and cherries and it is characterised by a juicy and fruit.

It is velvety soft and a fresh acidity on the palate is framed by fine-grained tannins and a slight hint of floral notes.

serving temperature

16-18° C

residual sugar

0.3 g/l

total acidity

5.7 g/l

ABV

13 % vol

aging potential

4-6 years

bottle size

0.75 l – 0.375 l

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DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2022 2019 Silver
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ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE 2021 2018 93 punti

Selection

Classics