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Pinot Noir ‘Patricia’ Alto Adige DOC

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Tasting Notes

Belonging to the Vigneti line, Patricia is 100% Pinot Noir grown on the south-west facing slopes of Mazzon, above Egna, where winegrower Mrs. Patricia Von Elzenbaum runs the “Astmayer-Hof” vineyards. Clay and lime soils are ideal for Pinot Nero, conveying softness and an elegant structure.

Complex with fragrance layers scents of earth and black raspberries, a savory wild fruit character that runs straight through to the end. The structure frames the flavors with gentle spice that tightens around the wine and lasts. A compelling Pinot Noir, it is an excellent choice with all meat dishes as well as grilled salmon.

2009 Vintage rated 91 points BEST BUY Wine & Spirits

2012 Vintage rated 91 points Wine & Spirits

Winery

Girlan

Region

Alto Adige

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir

Location of Vineyards

Mazzon, above Egna, in the “Astmayer-Hof” vineyards

Orientation

Southwest

Altitude

450-500 mt a.s.l.

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Clay, lime

Type of Cultivation

Various

Vinification

After destemming and gentle pressing, the grapes are taken to steel fermenting vats (100 hl), complete with pumpover system. Maceration on the skins lasts 10 to 15 days.

Aging

After fermentation (100% malolactic) the wine is aged for 15 months in French barriques and large oak casks. It then rests for another 6 months before being placed in the market.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

55 hl/ha

Oenologist

Gerhard Kofler