Ignaz Niedrist - Südtiroler Blauburgunder 2013
Ignaz Niedrist - Südtiroler Blauburgunder 2013 (89 TSW)
Pinot nero is also known in the German-speaking part of Italy as a blauburgunder: "the blue grape from Burgundy". Blauburgunder is very sensitive to its circumstances, but is therefore bursting with temperament.
This Blauburgunder from Alto Adige is a wonderful expression of the terroir and the craftsmanship of this winery. This wine can easily compare itself with the better burgundy wines.
The soil in Girlan are glacial moraine gravel, interspersed with thin ground cover and pebbles, ideal for red varieties Pinot Noir, Vernatsch and Merlot.
After a short cold maceration mash fermentation in an open oak tub for about two weeks at a constant temperature of 28 ° C, malolactic fermentation and aging on the lees in the barrique for 12-14 months.
In the glass a transculent ruby red color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of red berries, raspberries and ripe cherries with hints of flowers, earth and light vanilla.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with lively acidity, medium tannins and soft round mouthfeel. Flavours of sour cherries, raspberries and herbs with a long pleasant finish.
The Ignaz Niedrist winery is situated at the hearo of the wine growing area of Oltradige in the Rungg district of Cornaiano at an altitude of 470 meters in the Südtirol. The Niedrist family has owned the winery for over 170 years. Multiple generations have worked in the vineyards and the winery, but in 1989, Ignaz and Elisabeth Niedrist took over the estate with the clear goal of producing high quality wine. Today the family farms vineyards in a couple different vineyards in the Südtirol of Italy.
It’s a small winery and he treats the vines with the utmost precision and care.