Pinot Nero Alto Adige DOC 2008

Made from 100% Pinot Nero from southern Alto Adige, one of the best in Italy for this variety. Aged in big oak barrels, small barriques and partially in steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red to garnet in color, with a firm backbone of tannin. Offers concentrated aromas of woodland berry fruits, and boasts an elegant body with impressive length.

Food Pairing

Pairs brilliantly with cured ham, smoked sausage or grilled pork tenderloin.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Various vineyards in Mazon and Montan
Vineyard size
32.5 acres
Soil composition
Clay, gravel and limestone
Training method
Pergola and Guyot
Elevation
1,155-1,485 feet
Vines/acre
1,400-2,400
Yield/acre
2.2 tons
Exposure
Western
Year vineyard planted
1910-2004
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1899
Bottles produced of this wine
85,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Nero
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Casks: 10 years old; Barriques: 3 years old
Length of alcoholic fermentation
8 days
Fermentation temperature
75 °F
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks, casks, barriques
Length of bottle aging
2 months
Size of aging container
Steel: 50 HL; Casks: 50 HL-100 HL; Barriques: 225 L
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
7 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.8 %
Residual sugar
3.2 g/L
Acidity
5.1 g/L

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