VARIETY: 100 % PINOT NERO
PRODUCTION: Selected vineyards with south-east exposure located in the midhill slpoes of Montagna (400 m) and Gleno, one of the most promising areas for Alto Adige Pinot Noir production.
VINEYARDS: 2 main growing systems: Pergola and Guyot; with 2017 - 7000 vines/ha. The age of the vines varies 3-8 years (on the modern Guyot system) to 50 years (on the traditional Pergola)
SOIL PROPERTIES: Slopes with particular conglomerate soils of loam, chalk and porphyr.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are destemmed immediately and all single vineyards are fermented at constant temperatures between 26-28° C for about 10 days in stainless steel tanks. During fermentation the must is kept in contact with the skins through circulation pumping. In this way, we achieve ideal results with the coloring the skins and emphasize the fruitiness of the wine. After two gentle rackings, 2/3 of this Pinot Nero is aged over 18 months in French oak barriques.
TASTING NOTES: Powerful ruby red colour. Fine characteristic Pinot bouquet with a clearly fruity character and a trace of spicey and smokey aromas. This wine is powerful and expressive on the palate with a pleasant tannic background. A noble wine for moderately complicated dishes.
SERVING TEMP.: 16°-18 °C
SHELF LIFE: 5-6 years
yr. 2012 Wine Enthusiast:
88 of 100 Points.
"Wine Enthusiast" has rated the wine "Castelfeder Glener Pinot Nero Sudtirol - Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2012 on 06.01.2015 with 88 of 100 points.
yr. 2018 Falstaff:
91 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Castelfeder Glener Pinot Nero Sudtirol - Alto Adige" from the vintage 2018 on 01.07.2020 with 91 of 100 points.