Colterenzio - St. Daniel Riserva Pinot Noir, Südtirol/Alto Adige, Italy (2018)
An ethereal aroma of smoke, black cherry, earth, leather and florals such as heather and rose petals. Super elegant.
Grown in cool, medium-altitude vineyards that are 15 - 20 year-old on volcanic soils with an overlay of morainal deposits. The climate is cool with striking differences between day and night time temperatures.
The grapes are de-stemmed, softly pressed and briefly cold-macerated; the fermentation occurs at a constantly controlled temperature of 25° C for 14 days. The young wine then refines into casks – 2/3 in large 35 hl casks and 1/3 in barriques - where it goes through malolactic fermentation and remains for 12 months before bottling.