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Pinot Noir Riserva Alto Adige DOC Trattmann Mazon

Pinot Noir Riserva Alto Adige DOC Trattmann Mazon

Story of the Wine:
Pinot Nero is better known as Pinot Noir in Burgundy and in Germany as Blauburgunder. Alto Adige borders the Austrian Tyrol and the language used is mainly German, hence Blauburgunder on the label. The grape was introduced into this part of Italy in the late 19th century as there was a close connection between France and the Austrian Empire and at this time many French varietals were introduced to northern Italy. This is a single vineyard owned by the Holzknecht family who are part of the Girlan co-operative and in this part of Italy co-operatives are wineries of an excellent quality. The vines are grown win the Mazon district on the mountain slopes above the village of Egna


Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir (Blauburgunder)
Area: From the Trattmann vineyard, owned by the Holzknecht family, near Mazon
Av. Age of vines: 25 years old
Vine density: 3,300 – 6,000 vines per ha.
Yield: 70 hl/ha
Training System: Guyot - Pergola
Harvest: For 2 weeks in the middle of September
Vinification: There is 10 day fermentation in stainless steel vats at 250C after 25 day maceration. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: Aged for 15 months partially in 12hl oak barrels and partially in barriques.
Pack size: 6x75cl


Descriptions for Wine List
1) On the nose it has the distinctive earthy almost farmyardy tone of the Pinot Nero grape. To follow there is a firm, dry finish with a lingering palate.

2) Alto Adige, on the Austrian border, is sunny enough and cool enough for this great but difficult variety to show it capabilities, particularly from a single vineyard with such a good producer as Girlan. On the nose it has the distinctive earthy almost farmyardy tone of the Pinot Nero grape. To follow there is a firm, dry finish with a lingering palate.

 

Vintage 2012 90 points Wine Spectator June 2015

"A mouthwatering, finely knit red, with a streak of minerality underscoring the plump cherry, smoke, fig bread, grilled herb and ripe raspberry flavors. Light tannins emerge on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. A.N."

Vintage 2012 90 points Wine Enthusiast January 2015 

"Here’s a full-bodied Pinot Nero that opens with aromas of ripe red berry, graphite, and a touch of mint. The elegant, accessible palate doles out juicy strawberry, red cherry, white pepper and a light vein of mineral alongside supple tannins. - K.O." 

Vintage 2012 Tre Bicchieri Vini d'Italia Gambero Rosso 2016 
Vintage 2011 Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2015 
Vintage 2010 Tre Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 2014
Vintage 2012 90 Points Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate - Monica Larner

Country: Italy
Region: Cornaiano - Trentino Alto Adige
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir (Blauburgunder)
Product code: 2126
Pack size: 6x75cl

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Producer details

  • Producer: Girlan
  • Producer website: http://www.girlan.it
  • The Alto Adige on Italy's northern border is home to the best Italian co-operatives and Girlan is one of them. The winery itself is relatively small and tucked away in the lovely village of Cornaiano. It is run like a small family business and this is reflected in the quality and consistency of the wines which have been recently re-invigorated by the new winemaker Gerhard Kofler.

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Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia - Gambero Rosso 2016

Tre Bicchieri is the grand award bestowed upon some of Italy’s best wines, as judged by the tasting team at renowned Gambero Rosso. It is a difficult and meticulous process tasting over 20,000 Italian wines from thousands of producers. Each October, Gambero Rosso publically releases their closely-guarded “secret list” of the best wines of the coming New Year.

Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia - Gambero Rosso 2015

Tre Bicchieri is the grand award bestowed upon some of Italy’s best wines, as judged by the tasting team at renowned Gambero Rosso. It is a difficult and meticulous process tasting over 20,000 Italian wines from thousands of producers. Each October, Gambero Rosso publically releases their closely-guarded “secret list” of the best wines of the coming New Year.

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