KALTERN PINOT NERO 'SALTNER'
Characteristic: Red wine, dry
Denomination: Alto Adige DOC
Grape: 100% Pinot Nero
Terroir: South-east to north-east and west facing slopes between 400 and 500 meters above sea level, well-ventilated and with low night time temperatures during the ripening period. Mineral-rich conglomerate on weathered chalk.
Earnings: 50 hl/ha
Vinification: Ripe, perfectly selected grapes, fermentation on the skins in large, open wooden casks at 25°C, two-week extended maceration, malo-lactic and 12-month aging in barrique and tonneaux, light filtration before bottling
Description: This Pinot noir, which has an outstanding quality potential, is created from wholly sound, fully ripe grapes. A low yield is definitely a further measure of quality and hallmark for the wines from our cellar. After a gentle fermentation on the skins, the wines are aged in 500 liter oak casks. An intense cherry red, aromas of orchard fruit and wild berries, cranberries in particular, and well integrated notes of oak unify in this wine of well-balanced structure, soft tannins and a velvety finish.
Food Pairing: This wine is an ideal partner to heavier meat dishes, game and piquant hard cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16-18° C