Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Vineyard / Origin: This Pinot Noir thrives in our hillside vineyards at Mazon.
Pinot Noir was successfully introduced into Alto Adige on the beginning of the 19 century. It soon became evident that the gently sloping terrain and the micro-climate at Mazon were perfect for producing Pinot Noir of international stature.
Soil: A mixture of clay, lime and porphyry.
Winemaking: 75 percent of the grapes are de-stemmed, while the remaining 25 percent go whole into the fermentation tanks. Fermentation with the skins lasts 11 days; during this phase the solid parts are kept loosely submerged in the must by pumping over to keep them moist, and pushing them down.
Maturation: The Pinot Noir Riserva is matured for one year in small oak casks, after which a homogeneous blend is made and the wine matured for a further six months in traditional oak barrels followed by 12 months in bottle before release.
Description: In colour it is deep ruby-garnet with a typical aroma of undergrowth, small berry fruits and black cherry – mellow, sweet and inviting. On the palate it is warm, harmonious and well-knit, round and rich in complexities, firm though elegant, broad and velvety, enveloping with the grace and refinement of a truly international wine which will become even more impressive after a further one to two years in bottle.
Food Choices: Red meats, lamb, poultry, game, and venison.