Pinot Nero "Valle Isarco," Garlider
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Pinot Nero "Valle Isarco," Garlider - 2018

Item # 36582 750mL
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

Tasting Notes

Cool climate Pinot Noir, made by a husband & wife organic farmstead located in Velturno/Fedlthurns, a tiny alpine village nestled in the northerly reaches of Alto-Adige. The vineyards are situated on the steep south-facing mountain slopes with poor rocky soil that brings out great complexity in the wine.

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Staff Pick Notes

An expressive Pinot Noir from the Eisack valley in South Tyrol. The vineyards in the basin are in a warm micro-climate surrounded on all sides by the white peaks of the Dolomites. The diurnal shift in temperature makes for wines with razor-sharp acidity and depth. Garlider is very well known for their whites. This is the only red that they produce which makes it a real treat. It's a stellar example of Pinot Noir's ability to transmit terroir, in this case alpine. The nose is fresh with a burst of mountain summer berries and herbs. On the palate are cherry preserves, anise, and bitter roots. A wine like this is made for mushroom risotto or herb roasted pork loin. Stunning in it's focus and clarity.

- TD

About the Producer

Eisack Valley, South Tyrol, Italy In Feldthurns, which lies just above Klausen, nestles the Garlider winery which has a breathtaking view over the whole of the Eisack valley and is surrounded by the impressive mountains of South Tyrol. Christian Kerschbaumer, along with his parents, his wife Veronika and their children Anna, Elisa, Philipp and Manuela cultivates his 4 hectares of vineyards and...

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