Bright red. Spicy red cherry, dried herbs and flowers on the rather perfumed nose. Juicy and bright on the palate, with almost tart acidity keeping the red fruit and spice flavors at bay. Finishes with dusty tannins and a touch of excess oak, but this is a promising, pure example of Alto Adige pinot noir that showcases more fruit than usual. Perhaps another year of bottle age will help resolve the oak a bit.
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
Read More »
Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
Read More »