Pinot Nero "Praesulis", Markus Prackwieser Gump
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Pinot Nero "Praesulis", Markus Prackwieser Gump - 2018

Item # 39236 750mL
$34.96/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

With slopes at an incline of 50 to 55% and at an elevation of 500 meters asl, this qualifies as extreme winemaking. Cultivating Pinot Noir makes great sense in the cooler climate of the southern Valle Isarco. The soils are full of chalk, quartz and porphyry. After fermentation, this was aged for a year in barrique.The result is a vibrant red wine of elegance.

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Staff Pick Notes

This is a very impressive Pinot Noir from Trentino Adige's Markus Prackwieser Gump. Smooth and velvety with notes of black cherry, dark chocolate, balsamic, and leather, this can most definitely hang tough with the French and American big shots of Pinot. Grown at over 1600 ft elevation in picturesque mountain surroundings, this is the newest creation by the family-run Gump winery. Their wines exhibit all kinds of freshness and cool crispness, and this Pinot Nero is no exception. I'd drink this with some veal scallopini in a second, but it'd also be a great sidekick to some rognon à la moutarde. A standout wine that'll be worth your while.

- MM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Pinot Noir

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Trentino-Alto Adige

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