Stroblhof Pinot Nero Pigeno 2013

Light notes of dried sweet cherries, fine spices and hints of anise weave through this lovely Pinot Noir. 91 points from Vinous / Antonio Galloni.



LTO ADIGE is none other than the German part of Italy and with that comes the enological culture that we expect from the likes of Germany and Austria. A higher focus on mono-varietal wines, clean/modern winemaking, a fetish for white varietals over reds, high acidity and the unmistakable mineral fingerprint, in this case coming from the metamorphic rock soils (quartz, granite, dolomite rock) that makeup this Alpine region's viticultural DNA. Aside from this, high altitude but loads of sunshine (300+ days a year...) guarantee great ripeness and at the same time, intense aromatics and fixed acid. This is why ALTO ADIGE has become so revered in the wine industry. Founded in 1890 and making only 3000 cases of wine, STROBLHOF is an emblematic representation of what a small family run winery and bed & breakfast is like in the region of Alto Adige (also known as Sudtirol in German...). Most of the wineries in this region are larger cooperatives, catering to the myriad of small growers with little land available. It is rare and exciting to come across an estate grown and made wine. Due to this, the terroir of Alto Adige shines thorough eve more than usual. All handled with organic viticultural practices and the most nature respectful approach, the wines of Stroblhof become a true icon of what this region is about. PINOT NERO (Blauburgunder) is the most representative red varietal of Alto Adige. Here the grape picks up extremely delicate, femminine and Alpine characteristics. Almost like a Mercurey in Burgundy but with a stronger backbone of acid that despite it's "light personality" allows the wine to withstand 10 years of aging in the best vintages. Coming from a single-vineyard and aged for 12 months in oak barriques, the "Pigeno" showcases the typical Alto Adige notes of wild strawberries, cassis and juniper berries, with a lovely mineral note on the palate from the rocky soils. 2013 was a warm and sunny vintage for Alto Adige, producing wines with increased ripeness and body but thanks to the higher altitudes of the region, balanced by the signature acidity and mineral character. It was one of the best vintages for the country's mountain/Northern grape-growing locations.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Andreas
Producer Stroblhof
Alcohol 13.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.00
Acidity (g/l) 5.40
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential This wine will imrove with cellar age. Optimal from 2013 to 2018
Grape Variety 100% - Pinot Noir
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Trentino - Alto Adige


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.


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.

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