“No pain, no gain,” could have been what Ludwig Ritter Barth von Barthenau was thinking when he brought Pinot Noir grapes with him from his origins in France and planted them on a high plateau above Neumarkt in South Tyrol (Alto Adige). Intuition and curiosity drove him to give this variety a chance in his new home – and the grapes thrived!
With the cru vineyard Vigna S. Urbano, we are privileged to have a source of Pinot from 70-year-old vines that delivers loosely set, small-berried fruit that is intensely flavoured. The wine that carries the Vigna S. Urbano name stems solely from this vineyard.
The idea to reserve a very small portion of the grapes from the Vigna S. Urbano vineyard for a special, aristocratic “Metodo classico Rosé” sparkling was born in 2008.