Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyards and soil: Freiberg, near Merano/Meran: southwest facing slope with soil over bedrock, 600-700 metres above sea level.
Training form: Espalier
Vinification: High-temperature fermentati- on with repeated pump-overs for optimal extraction of colour and aroma. 12 months barrique aging followed by four months in large wooden casks.
Description: Dark ruby red to purple-red in colour. Its primary aroma is reminiscent of mulberry and blackberry. Extraction, astringency and acidity harmonize with the wellintegrated oak aromas.
Serving Suggestion: Ideal at 16° C with poultry, rabbit, veal, pork or lamb.
Light and easy drinking, accentuated fruit and discreet toasted almond on the finish.
This delicate, slender, pale red the Vernatsch variety was grown o old vines in the Menzenhof farmstead at Cornaiano. Its vibrant fruit and delicately bitter aftertaste make the Menzenhof the most typical varietal Vernatsch wine in all South Tyrol.
More full-bodied and richer than many other wines in this category, elegant and smooth