Colterenzio Pinot Nero Alto Adige Riserva St. Daniel DOC 2018 Red Wine
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Colterenzio Pinot Nero Alto Adige Riserva St. Daniel DOC 2018
Alto Adige, Italy
You’ve got to hand it to the Italians – they can grow grapes anywhere and the wines will turn out delicious! This beautiful Pinot Noir from the Alto Adige region really stands out as one of the finest. It's got lively minerality and fresh-after-rain soil on the nose. Ripe fruit flavors balance perfectly with mineral and earthy notes. Like most northern Italian wines, it has lively acidity, which makes it pair really well with tomato-based dishes. Italian wine lovers need to try this wine! Decant, it’s still young. – Wine Factor
WHERE IS THE ALTO ADIGE WINE REGION?
Alto Adige is an alpine valley situated in the northeastern part of Italy bordering Austria and Switzerland, and is well known for its beauty. Also known as South Tyrol, the area is a highly-regarded wine producing region which has recently gained the attention of international wine critics.
The high mountain peaks protect South Tyrol from the Atlantic winds and cold northerlies, while the region benefits from the Mediterranean climate from the south.
A number of mountain massifs like the Adamello also have a protective function. As a result, annual precipitation is only about one-third of the average for the southern Alpine foothills, and the number of hours of sunshine is higher.
FROM THE WINERY
Grown in cool, medium-altitude vineyards, this wine rewards the dedication shown by the grower and winemaker with a superb array of aromas reminiscent of red, ripe berry fruits.
Medium-intense garnet red colour; a seductive bouquet of cherry, damsons, red fruits and cinnamon; medium-rich on the palate, supple and luscious with flavours of black and red berries, velvety tannins and discreet hints of oak spice.
Serve cool: 16° C.
Grape Variety: Pinot Nero from 15 - 20 year-old, vertical espalier-trained vines.
Location: Vineyards at an altitude of 350 – 450 metres a.s.l.; soils are volcanic with an overlay of morainal deposits. The climate is cool with striking differences between day and night time temperatures.
Yielding: 52 hl/ha
The grapes are destemmed, softly pressed and briefly cold-macerated; the fermentation occurs at a constantly controlled temperature of 25° C for 14 days. The young wine then refines into casks – 2/3 in large 35 hl casks and 1/3 in barriques - where it goes through malolactic fermentation and remains for 12 months before bottling. The wine ages in bottle for further 12 months before release.
Total acidity 5.4 g/l
Residual sugar 2.1 g/l