Schreckbichl - Colterenzio Pinot Nero
Schreckbichl – Colterenzio Pinot Nero (Blauburgunder) 2016 (87 tsomw points)
As you mabye know I am not the perfect Pinot drinker but this is a very well made one from Alto Adige.
28 vintners started in 1960 the cooperative Schreckbichl Colterenzio. Now already 300 affiliated winegrowers are in this huge colaboration.
The vineyard area currently covers 320 hectares, so not small but we don't have to be afraid of mass production and mediocre quality. The idea here is that great wines are made in the vineyard. That is why the cooperative strives for a dense planting and low yield. 'Rather 8000 kilos of 8000 plants per hectare, than 8000 kilos of 3000 plants per hectare.' About the wine:
The crushed grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of approx. 25° C. The skins are kept constantly immersed in the embryonic wine by pushing them down gently. The new wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is refined in concrete tanks and large wooden casks for at least 6 months.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a translucent red color with purple edges.
Good nose with lots of cherry fruit, some red currants, wild berries, toast and sweet spices.
On the palate light+ bodied, dry, elegant and soft in the mouth with good fruit and soft tannins. Flavours of red berries, cherries, licorice, pepper and plums. A very elegant wine.