Growing Conditions

The Pinot Nero vines for the “Pònkler” were planted in the year 2007 using the Guyot method. It is a single vineyard located at 750 meters above sea level. The selection of French clones, which have proven to be very suitable for high altitudes, the high density of planting and the low yield ensure a very high quality of the grapes. The soil is predominantly weathered volcanic porphyry. The location is facing south and southwest.


The fermentation of the grapes takes place in open-top stainless steel tanks. During this process the floating cap of grape skins is gently and frequently plunged. Thanks to this technique the dyeing substances and flavors contained in the skins are extracted and transferred to the wine. At the end of the fermentation the wine is moved into barrique for the malolactic fermentation. The wine matures there for 15 months and after bottling for several years in the bottle.


The altitude provides notes of ripe fruits to the wine. On the nose, it is highly intense and has immense depth. Aromas of ripe red and black berries stand out, underpinned by star anise and leather scents. In the mouth, it evokes cinchona barks and persuades with its full-body, its tannins, which are in constant development, its outstanding richness and its long-lasting finish.

Food Pairing

The “Pònkler” can be served with poultry, braised venison, red meat and mature cheeses.