J. Hofstätter - Meczan Pinot Nero Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 2018
Terroir: Pinot Noir was successfully introduced into Alto Adige on the beginning of the 19 century. It soon became evident that the gently sloping terrain and the micro-climate at Mazon were perfect for producing Pinot Noir of international stature.
Vinification: 75 percent of the bunches are de-stemmed, while the remaining 25 percent are placed whole in the fermentation vats. Fermentation lasts 10 days, during which the skins and other solids are constantly kept loose and submerged in the must. Following malolactic fermentation the young wine is left to age for 6 months on its lees in neutral concrete vats.
Additional Details editThe Meczan Pinot Nero is distinguished by its unmistakable varietal character, its distinctive aroma and fruity character, by its bright ruby colour with garnet reflexes, and its fresh, stimulating bouquet with seductive hints of woodland berries and cherry. On the palate Meczan is harmonious, sappy and mellow with impressive fruit.
- Appellation: Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
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- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Clay, lime and eroded porphyry
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- Avg Vine Age: 25+ years
- Yield: 40 hl/ha
- Alcohol: 13%
- Ttl Acidity: 5.2g/l
- Residual Sugar: .3g/l
- Avg Production: 60,000 bottles
- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- UPC Code: 12086008030
- Varietals: 100% Pinot Nero
Recent News edit
Vinous Rating: 90
Author: Eric Guido
Date: Friday, November 6, 2020
"Don’t let the screw cap fool you; the 2018 Blauburgunder Pinot Nero Meczan from J. Hofstatter packs a lot of varietal character and makes for a great value. Here I’m finding peppery herbs and savory spice with notes of bright cherry and strawberry wafting up from the glass. It’s cool-toned, pure and precise, balancing ripe fruit with a hint of fine tannin. The youthful structure here promises a number of years of positive evolution in the cellar, yet there’s no harm in diving in already."