Colterenzio - St. Daniel Riserva Pinot Noir, Südtirol/Alto Adige, Italy (2019)
A bouquet of cherry, damsons, red fruits and cinnamon. Medium-rich on the palate, supple and luscious with flavours of black and red berries, velvety tannins and discreet hints of oak spice.
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.
Dry with 3.1g/l residual sugar