"Since the Late Middle Ages, the lower zone of Monte Tschöggel has been known as Montigl. Six of the wineries located there today can be traced back to the 14th century, a reflection of the fact that the terrace location and fertile soil are ideal for the production of Pinot Noir. The medium-elevation site is well ventilated and cools down nicely in summer - and produces a well structured and above all elegant Pinot Noir." Rudi Kofler
Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; destemming followed by slow must fermentation at a controlled temperature and gentle agitation of the must in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation and aging for 12 months partly in big wooden barrels (50%) and partly in barriques using one third new barrels (50%); blending three months before bottling.
Altitude: 450 - 760 m a. s. l.
Slope: 20 - 60 %
Color: intensive ruby to garnet red.
Smell: The Pinot Noir presents itself as a multifaceted wine on the nose, where the delicate primary fruit aromas of wild strawberries and blackberries blend with restrained aromas of tobacco and flint, and notes of white field mushrooms.
Taste: Well balanced with a mineral elegance that makes it dance on the palate. This red wine has a long and exciting finish.
Ideal companion to saddle of venison with a red wine apple purée and quark spaetzle, poppy-seed roasted saddle of sucking calf, loin of beef herb roasted in foil with potato pancakes and chestnut ragout, calf's liver in thyme butter as well as veal paillard with Mediterranean vegetables; also goes well with barley risotto, and salted and smoked venison with a cranberry sauce with horseradish.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 13.50 %