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Gottardi
Blauburgunder Riserva Alto Adige DOC
Alto Adige

This Pinot Noir comes from one of the few vineyards in Alto Adige which is dedicated to this very specific variety, Mazzon. The exposure to the West ensures a lot of sun in the evening. During the night the cold winds from the Dolomites cool down the vineyards, what is very important for the elegance and intense aromatic profile of this wine. This Reserve is produced only in the best vintages and in limited quantity.


Owner: Bruno Gottardi
Website: www.gottardi-mazzon.com
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Pinot Nero

Vineyard Location: Kreuzl
Orientation: west
Elevation: 350 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1993
Trellising: Simple Guyot
Vines/Acre: 2,500
Soil: Limestone, sandstone

Vinification
Maceration of the skins for 8-10 days at max 30°C with frequent pumpings over. and total alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Aging Process
18 months in French oak barrels of 2,25 hl; 6 months in the bottle before the release.

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red color
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose is intense and complex, with fruity notes of strawberry, raspberry, cherry and prune. In the background herbal notes of hay
Flavor: On the palate it is rich and full bodied, with smooth tannins and long mineral finish
Pairings: Ideal with cold cuts, grilled or stewed red meat, game. Excellent also with first courses and risottos with mushrooms or meat sauce

Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Residual Sugar: <2 g/L
Serving Temperature: 64 °F
Production: 1,500 bts