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Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Nero 2021

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

A medium-bodied wine in a color from brick to ruby ??red. On the nose, notes of black cherry and red fruits, plum and undergrowth. Elegant, soft and juicy in the mouth.

Critical Acclaim

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JS 91
James Suckling

The interplay of sour-cherry fruit and healthy tannins with bright acidity makes this a very good introduction to the pinot noirs of Alto Adige. Impressive length at the beautifully crafted finish. Notes of candied orange and dry underbrush add interest on the nose.

RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A young and vibrant expression of the Burgundian grape, the Abbazia di Novacella 2021 Alto Adige Pinot Nero shows redcurrant, delicate rose, honey and candied violet. The wine's personality is fragile and light, with a very streamlined performance. The wine sees 15 days of skin contact in stainless steel followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in large oak casks. Fruit comes from vineyards in Appiano (from 350 to 420 meters in elevation) with reddish, fine-grained soils made with porphyry rock. Best after 2022

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The Augustinian Canons Regular monastery of Neustift is located in the northern-most winegrowing region on the southern side of the Alps. The mineral-rich soils, the elevation (1,970 ft – 2,950 ft) and the cool climate are all factors which explain the intense aromas and flavours as well as fruity, mouth-watering acidity found in our wines produced from the typical white Eisack Valley grape varieties. The long drawn-out ripening period extending well into the autumn is crucial. The most widely-grown vines in our vineyards around Vahrn just north of Brixen are Sylvaner, Kerner, Gewürztraminer and Veltliner.

The monastery also owns vineyards in the warm central region of South Tyrol which supply the red grapes. They include the full-bodied, savoury Lagrein from the Mariaheim vineyard in Bolzano/Bozen and red wines from the Marklhof estate in the cool rolling hills of Girlan to the south of Bolzano where the grapes are harvested, crushed and the wines matured. The wines include Vernatsch, Pinot Noir and the lusciously sweet Rosenmuskateller ('Rose Muscat', the name deriving from the variety's typical scent of roses).

With over 850 years of experience coupled with state-of-the-art winemaking technology, top-class expertise and the enormous enthusiasm the wines generate among our employees, we succeed in producing wines bursting with flavour and varietal character year after year, to the joy of wine-lovers worldwide.

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Taking full advantage of direct sunlight exposure on its steep slopes, many of Alto Adige’s best vineyards are planted at extreme altitude... read more

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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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