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Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige
Pinot Nero Trentino DOC
Trentino

An extension of the renowned institute, the winery of San Michele is located in what was once an Augustan monastery in the 12th century. Expanded over the course of the last 20 years, the winery today features modern enological technology that is dedicated to the production of indigenous varietals like Lagrein that represent the unique history of winemaking in Trentino.


Owner: Province of Trento
Website: www.iasma.it
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Pinot Nero

Vineyard Location: Canazzi and Campacc
Orientation: West
Elevation: 1,150 ft
Vines Planted: 1986
Trellising: Vertical-trellised, cordon-trained
Vines/Acre: 2,025
Soil: Calcareous, stony, medium texture and good organic supply

Vinification
Grapes are hand harvested in the beginning of September; ­maceration for 20 days with frequent remontage at 26°C

Aging Process
12 months in barriques followed by 2 months of bottle ­refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with garnet notes
Bouquet: Ample fruit nose of fruit, cherries and spices
Flavor: Elegant with silky tannins, good balance and a long finish
Pairings: Pairs well with fish, white meats, red meats and medium cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 60°F
Production: 5,000 bottles