Characteristic: Red Wine, dry
Denomination: Alto Adige DOC
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Terroir: sandy-stony, well-drained soils at Terlano
Vinification: Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; destemming followed by slow must fermentation at a controlled temperature and gentle agitation of the must in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation and aging for 12 months partly in big wooden barrels (50%) and partly in barriques using one third new barrels (50%); blending three months before bottling.
Description: Color: intensive ruby to garnet red Smell: The Pinot Noir presents itself as a multifaceted wine on the nose, where the delicate primary fruit aromas of wild strawberries and blackberries blend with restrained aromas of tobacco and flint, and notes of white field mushrooms. Taste: Well balanced with a mineral elegance that makes it dance on the palate. This red wine has a long and exciting finish.
Pairings: Ideal companion to saddle of venison with a red wine apple purée and quark spaetzle, poppy-seed roasted saddle of sucking calf, loin of beef herb roasted in foil with potato pancakes and chestnut ragout, calf’s liver in thyme butter as well as veal paillard with Mediterranean vegetables; also goes well with barley risotto, and salted and smoked venison with a cranberry sauce with horseradish.
Produced/Bottled by: Cantina Terlano - Terlano - Italia