GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
PRODUCTION ZONE: Glen (community of Montan)
SOIL: Sandy, gravely soil
VINIFICATION: Temperature-controlled fermentation in open steel tanks and vinification in small oak casks (Allier, Nevers, and Jupille) for six months, followed by aging in large wooden barrels.
COLOR: Dark ruby-red
ABOUT THE WINE: The first Pinot Noir vines were introduced Burgundy and were planted in South Tyrol 150 years ago. Through the encouragement and support of Edmund Mach, the founder of modern Alto Adige oenology, the fastidious Pinot Noir has turned out to be the perfect grape variety for cool Alpine islands of microclimate. With the alternation of Mediterranean warming by day and cool nights, the flavors intensify on the gravelly, well ventilated soils of Montan without forfeiting that characteristic "Burgundian" finesse. The Pinot Nero Riserva has a fine, fresh perfume, characterized by an elegant sweetness that is reminiscent of mallow. On the palate, it has a velvety, extremely berry-like effect like a French Burgundy, and tones of fresh elderberries and wild cherries give the subtle fruit sweetness a succinct, finely-spiced structure.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 13.50 %
yr. 2012 Wine Enthusiast:
90 of 100 Points.
"Wine Enthusiast" has rated the wine "Kurtatsch - Cortaccia 'Glen' Blauburgunder Pinot Nero Riserva" the vintage 2012 on 01.01.2015 with 90 of 100 points.
The Kurtatsch Winery is one of the most important winegrowing cooperatives in South Tyrol and is located in the small municipality of Kurtatsch in the heart of the Überetsch region. The history of the winery goes back to 1900, when a few local winegrowers joined forces to produce wine together.
Today, the Kurtatsch Winery has around 200 members who cultivate over 20 different grape varieties on a total of around 190 hectares of vineyards. The winery relies on sustainable cultivation of the vineyards, which is supported by the use of modern technologies and careful manual work by the winegrowers.
The result is wines of the highest quality that regularly win awards at national and international competitions. The Kurtatsch winery is particularly well known for its white wines, first and foremost the Sauvignon Blanc, the Chardonnay and the Gewürztraminer. But also the red wines of the winery, such as the Lagrein or the Vernatsch, convince with their intensity and their balanced structure.
In addition to the high quality of its wines, the Kurtatsch Winery also stands out for its innovative strength. For example, it received an award for its "Cold Cellar" project, which significantly reduced the winery's energy consumption with the help of solar panels and geothermal energy.
All in all, the Kurtatsch Winery is one of the most important addresses for wines South Tyrol and stands for a successful combination of tradition and modernity, manual work and technology, as well as quality and sustainability.
In these, the tiniest of seedless grapes, there is a breathtaking concentration of aromas that are reminiscent of oriental fruit and spice markets, spicy tannin contour that initiates a provocative liaison with aromas of roses, cinnamon, rose hips, and orange peel.
color: light straw yellow; aroma: intense aromatic bouquet, underlined with a soft pleasant floral sent; taste: well balanced and strong on the palate; very persistent
Olive oil of high quality, unfiltered and natural. This olive oil is gotten exclusively by mechanical pressure.
Ham bacon butchery Hell, finest, fragrantly, spicy smoking bacon speck.
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The Lagrein has a dark ruby colour, during its youth with violet, later with garnet red reflexes. It is a pleasant, dry red wine, with notes of violets, chocolate and liquorice, on the palate it is velvety and with mild acidity. It is rich in tannins, but in the Bolzano basin, these tannins evolve in a very mild and sweet way. Recommended pairings are game, red meat and ripened cheese