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

2019

Vintage Description

Winter ended with heavy snowfalls in the mountains. Warmer temperatures in March and April as well as well-nurtured soils caused premature and quite uneven budburst. A cool May then delayed flowering. A damp and hot month of June increased the risk of fungal diseases, which could be contained by intensive manual work in the vineyards. A dry spell, interrupted only by short and violent thunderstorms, characterised the rest of the summer. Two heat waves basically had no negative effect whatsoever. By mid-August, lowest temperatures started to drop significantly. A substantial diurnal temperature variation was registered throughout the harvest, which began about two weeks later than in the previous year. The white wines of the 2019 vintage show impressive freshness and especially Gewürztraminer showcases particular elegance. The red wines present a lot of fruit and lively tannins

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • grapes: Pinot Nero
  • yield: 80 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

0.5 g/l

total acidity

5.2 g/l

ABV

13.3 % vol

aging potential

4-6 years

bottle size

0.75 l 

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