Country and Region:
DOC Alto Adige
San Michele Appiano
Grape Varieties :
The Pinot Nero grapes are hand-harvested in mid to late September from 10 to 22 year old vineyards in St Michael Eppan and the surrounding areas (400 – 550 metres a.s.l).
The vineyards are South/southeast to southwest facing on moraine debris and limestone gravel soil, guyot trained.
On arrival at the winery, cold maceration for three days and fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in barrique-tonneau. Assemblage takes place after about a year, and then it is matured for another six months in large oak barrels.