Castel Sallegg Pinot Nero “Selection”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- We continue to come back for this medium-bodied example of Pinot Nero both for its typicity and its complexity.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Nero
Elaboration: Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless-steel tanks for 15 days at a maximum of 83°F with subsequent malolactic fermentation. 12 months in French-oak barriques. Yields: 70hl/ha
Tasting Notes: The wine is a ruby-red with a garnet-red glimmer. It has a clean, typical aroma of red berries, cherries and notes of spices. Moderately-heavy, balanced and soft on the palate, it has a fresh finish with fine and spicy tannins and a good aftertaste.
Castel Sallegg is an iconic property located between the peaks of the Dolomite Alps in the area surrounding Lake Caldaro. In 1851 the castle and surrounding land was purchased by Archduke Rainer of Austria, and the property was later inherited by the Counts von Kuenburg family. Today Georg von Kuenburg, along with enologist Matthias Hauser, ensure that quality and tradition continues at this venerable estate.
The Castel Sallegg estate today is without question one of Alto Adige’s premier producers, and is most known for the quality of its Schiava, Lagrein, and Moscato Giallo, all varietals that thrive in the unique microclimate of Lake Caldaro.