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Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Zone: Alto Adige/Südtiroler DOC
Wine:

Alto Adige/Südtiroler Pinot Nero DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: From dry to sweetish
Volume: Medium
Min. alcohol: 11.5%
Storage potential: 2 years

This red wine, also known as Alto Adige/Südtiroler Blauburgunder DOC or Alto Adige/Südtiroler Pinot Nero DOC, is made from the Pinot Nero grape (85-100%) which offers a soft and comfortable red wine, with medium body. Permitted addition of local red grapes (0-15%).

Some will probably consider that Alto Adige/Südtiroler Pinot Nero DOC (or Blauburgunder) does not quite live up to the red wine made from the same grapes as the great Burgundy, however the Blauburgunder is most interesting at the local level, although the wine made by certain producers represents an interesting exception to the rule.

Alto Adige/Südtiroler Pinot Nero DOC has a ruby red color, which gets orange reflections with aging. The scent is ethereal, inviting and distinctive. The taste is dry, soft, rich and harmonious, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

The aging potential for Alto Adige/Südtiroler Pinot Nero DOC is 2 years. The wine pairs well with white meat.

An aged Alto Adige/Südtiroler Pinot Nero/Blauburgunder Riserva DOC is also compulsory, with a mandatory aging period of 2 years and an aging potential of 3 years. This wine combines perfectly with red meat or lamb.

Both types have 11.5% minimum alcohol content.

Furthermore, a Spumante type is produced from the same grapes, but it is vinified without the grape skins, which, to explain the confusion, is the reason why this is not a red, but a straw colored white wine, with green reflections. The scent is quite refined and delicate, with hints of yeast from the bottle fermentation. The taste is pleasant and rich.

If the label mentions “Extra Brut”, the wine is dry, while “Brut” refers a semi-sweet wine. The Spumante has a minimum alcohol content of 10.5% and should be enjoyed as a young wine. Both types can be enjoyed either as an aperitif or with white meat.

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