For our Festa Winter Feast we are introducing the Kaltern Pinot Nero – Blauburgunder.
Pinot Noir has internationally many different names. In Germany, this grape is known as Spätburgunder or Blauburgunder, for example, in France known as Pinot Noir and the one in Italy as Pinot Nero.
Summer 2015 was characterised by higher than average temperatures and lack of rainfalls. The weather situation made the vintners think of an early harvest. The heat, however, did slow the grapes development therefore they had an average harvest’s epoch which began on September 1 and ended on October 27. During the harvest the potential of an absolutely promising vintage became evident. The red wines have harmonic and powerful structure, hardly comparable to other vintages.
The vineyards in Kaltern are east-facing, sloping at 450 – 550 meters above sea level. Loamy, chalky gravel with a small proportion of sand.
The tasting notes for this wine are
– dense cherry red
– cherry and raspberry, with hints of rose-hip tea
– first impressions on palate are voluminous and soft, with a silky smooth finish
This wine pairs perfectly with heavier meat courses, game and piquant hard cheeses.