J. Hofstatter Pinot Nero Barthenau 2008

Pinot Noir from Italy

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Item No. 123154
  • red wine
  • RP92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • W&S92

Winemaker's Notes

A superb Pinot Nero, whose concentration is clearly heralded by its dark ruby color. Initially it seems somewhat closed on the nose, then opens up to reveal its aroma of sour cherry and raspberry. It is enhanced by a delicate hint of vanilla and spice. On the palate, the wine shows excellent harmony with elegant acidity, well-integrated sweet tannins and enormous concentration of aromas.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Barthenau Vigna S. Urbano emerges from the glass with dark cherries, flowers, sweet spices and French oak. Hints of licorice, smoke and tar develop in the glass, adding complexity and nuance. The Barthenau Vigna S. Urbano, the estate's top Pinot, is made in a distinctly flashy, fruit-driven style. The intense, saline finish gives the wine its energy and drive. This is another beautiful wine from Hofstatter."
92 Points

Learn About J. Hofstatter

Our capital comprises family-owned vineyards on the hillsides in the warm South of South Tyrol Tramin and outlying areas on the western slopes of the Adige Valley where vineyards face south-east and enjoy the gentle morning sun, and Mazon on the eastern slopes which face south-west and bask in the powerful late afternoon sunlight. Large numbers of winegrowers have abandoned the...

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Learn About Other Italian

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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