Cantina Andrian - Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva 2013
Cantina Andrian - Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva 2013 (92 TSW)
Normally Pinot Noir is not the first choice to get from the wine cellar. We had ordered Greek food and Pinot Noir turned out to be a good match. So I let it breath a while and tasted it before the meal was delivered. I must admit I was quite impressed with this Alto Adige Pinot Noir.
The grapes are selected very strictly for the production of Andrian Pinot Noir Riserva Anrar. After the soaking of the grapes, the alcoholic fermentation takes place in oak barrels. After this, this young red wine from Italy matures for another 14 to 16 months in new oak barrels.
The vines are planted at 470 m. on loamy limestone soil mixed with white dolomite stone.
My tasting notes:
Slight ruby red in the glass with light edges.
On the medium+ nose delicatea armons of cherries, raspberries and red berries with smoky hints of cedar, spices and black tea.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice acidity and medium tannins. Fruit driven with nice balance and light fleshy mouthfeel. The finish is light creamy and persistent. Wow! Great Pinot.
Like I said it’s a great match with Greek food but also with veal, beef, game and poultry.
So far I've tried three of their wines and all of them brought a smile to my face. Salute.