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.
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 | 93 Wine Advocate
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.