Kellerei Terlan Monticol Pinot Nero 2016
"This noble Pinot Noir flourishes at medium to high altitudes of 450 – 600 meters above sea-level, where downslope winds have a cooling effect even in the middle of summer. Grown in our vineyards since the middle of the 19th century, the older vines especially produce a well structured and above all elegant Pinot Noir."
Origin: Alto Adige / Italy
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; destemming followed by slow must fermentation at a controlled temperature and gentle agitation of the must in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation and aging for 12 months partly in big wooden barrels (30%) and partly in barriques using one third new barrels (70%); blending three months before bottling.
Color: intensive ruby red Smell: The Pinot Noir presents itself as a multifaceted wine on the nose, where the delicate primary fruit aromas of wild strawberries, raspberry and cherry blend with restrained elegant spicy notes and aromas of flint. Taste: Well balanced with a mineral elegance that makes it dance on the palate. This red wine has a long and exciting finish.
Ideal companion to saddle of venison with a red wine apple purée and quark spaetzle, poppy-seed roasted saddle of sucking calf, loin of beef herb roasted in foil with potato pancakes and chestnut ragout, calf’s liver in thyme butter as well as veal paillard with Mediterranean vegetables; also goes well with barley risotto, and salted and smoked venison with a cranberry sauce with horseradish.