Colterenzio Pinot Nero Riserva St. Daniel

Colterenzio Pinot Nero Riserva “St. Daniel”

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • The vineyards sit at an altitude of 350 – 450 metres and were planted between 1997 – 2002.
  • Soils are volcanic with an overlay of morainal deposits.
  • The climate is cool with striking differences between day and night time temperatures, which places enough stress on the vine to create ideal growing conditions for healthy grapes.

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: The grapes are destemmed, softly pressed and briefly cold-macerated; the fermentation occurs at a constantly controlled temperature of 25° C for 14 days. The young wine then refines into casks – 2/3 in large 35 hl casks and 1/3 in barriques – where it goes through malolactic fermentation and remains for 12 months before bottling. The wine ages in bottle for further 12 months before release

Tasting Notes: Medium-intense garnet. Red color a seductive bouquet of cherry, damsons, red fruits and cinnamon. Medium-rich on the palate, supple and luscious with flavors of black and red berries, velvety tannins and discreet hints of oak spice.

PRESS

2012 – 92 James Suckling

2015 – 93 James Suckling

2016 – 91 James Suckling | 93+ Wine Advocate

2017 – 92 James Suckling | 93 Wine Advocate

2019 – 91 James Suckling

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Colterenzio is one of the newest wineries in South Tyrol, composed of over 300 families working together.  This is a new-generation cooperative that smashes preconceptions, proving that a humble “coop” can consistently deliver some of the most transparent, expressive wines in the top flight region of Alto Adige.

Member-winegrowers farm their grapes on a total of 300 hectares; the vineyards are located in one of the best wine growing sub-districts of Alto Adige, on altitudes ranging from 230 to 650 meters with 12 different varieties cultivated.  Ecology is a driving principle here – Farming is sustainable and the winery was built with permaculture in mind.