Stroblhof Pinot Nero Riserva 2011

Powerful but elegant, a rhapsody of cherry and raspberries.
SKU: 2480
$48.80

Details

Details

A powerful but elegant expression of the pinot noir. Harvested at reduced yields from a site where the soil is rich in porphyry, the Riserva is fermented and macerated for twenty days in small French oak, half new and half second-filling, where it ages for the subsequent fourteen months. After blending, the wine rests three months in stainless, with a further year of bottle-age before being put on sale. Elegant and vivid, with aromas of spice and sandalwood, cherries and raspberries. Full-bodied and expressive.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Andreas
Producer Stroblhof
Alcohol 13.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.40
Acidity (g/l) 5.40
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Ready now this wine will develop well with bottle age. Optimal from 2012 - 2020
Grape Variety 100% - Pinot Noir
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Trentino - Alto Adige

Region

Trentino - Alto Adige


The name Alto Adige identifies the higher (alto) part of the Adige River.

Populated since the Bronze Age, the region was subsequently inhabited by the Celts and the Etruscans and later became part of the Roman Empire in the 1st century B.C. As always, Romans colonization brought about the construction of roads and cities, aqueducts and canals as well as Roman law, in addition to the subdivision and distribution of land to locals for cultivation.

The region's traditional festivals reflect the rich ethnic mixture that characterize Alto Adige. Some traditions call on Germanic roots, while others have strong Venetian or Lombardian influences. In addition, there are still isolated communities high on the Alps, such as Luserna or the Mocheni Valley, that trace their roots back to medieval times and maintain their own unique historic traditions.

Pinot Nero (aka Pinot Noir) did not arrive until the mid-nineteenth century; now it makes up about 5% of plantings. Today the vine produces wines with good structure that resemble their cousins in Burgundy. A typical Alto Adige Pinot Nero has a rich and intense aroma of dark berries, spice and floral violet notes. Truly interesting and noteworthy wines.

Subregion

Alto Adige


Much more an extension of Austrian winegrowing than it is part of the Italian mainstream, the wines of Südtirol are produced in 52 of the 116 communities of the province. Here, winegrowing frequently shares the farmer's attention with fruit and tourism, since most of the growers have less than a single hectare under vines. For this reason, the 16 growers' co-ops are essential to the region's production, bottling some 70% of the total production.. Most vineyards are laid-out at elevations between 200 and 900 meters above sea level. Important white varieties are Chardonnay and Weissburgunder, while Spätburunder shares the red-wome stage with the fascinating and autochthonous Lagrein.