86 Wines from 42 Wineries
The King of Red Wines from Burgundy has found a second home south of the Alps here in South Tyrol. Thanks to the nurturing and meticulous care by the vintners in the steep estates around Merano and Val Venosta Valley it is possible to produce a multi-layered and elegant vintage from the most challenging Pinot grapes. The crème de la crème of red wines.
The King of Red Wines benefits from the ideal conditions offered by the cool downslope winds in summer on the steep east and west-facing slopes high above the town of Merano to produce fresh and fruity, structured red wines that store well. Only the best estates with old vines taken from top quality French clones are good enough to satisfy the high expectations of the cellar master. An unparalleled, elegant temptation.
Pinot Nero and the Cantina Merano Winery is an alliance that could not be more harmonious. The very best top-quality French clones of this noble red grape flourish high above Merano, at over 500 metres above sea level, in selected, well-ventilated sites that are exposed to the sun. The combined force of the sun and the cool downslope winds of the high mountain summits means that especially complex and fruity red wines can be produced. Partial whole-cluster pressing and storage in oak barrels of the carefully selected, small-berried grapes gives the King of Red Wines a final polish and creates a durable Riserva with well-integrated acidity and a long-lasting finish.
The King of Red Wines is highly demanding and only produces its very best quality in the very best locations. It finds precisely these ideal conditions in the Val Venosta Valley: easily permeable soils, protected sites and little rainfall, coupled with plenty of sunshine. The Val Venosta Pinot Nero is a characterful ambassador for the valley’s winegrowers. An authentic expression of alpine refinement.
THE ELEGANT ONE Sometimes you have to look back some way to understand how wines of character are created. You have to recall winds and waters that have moved sand and stones from one place to another... Thus too was Lehmont created: “Lehm [clay]” and “Mont [mountain]” indicates how the soil formed it while the mountain freshened it. The elegance and fine style of this Pinot Nero ensure that it retains its incomparable essence.
In the medium-high to high elevation sites, which are particularly well ventilated, the Pinot Noir finds ideal growing conditions. Very elegant Pinot Noir ripen, which are characterized by interesting berry notes.
In the medium-high to high elevation sites, which are particularly well ventilated, the Pinot Noir finds ideal growing conditions. Very elegant Pinot Noir ripen, which are characterized by interesting berry notes.
This Pinot Noir Riserva flourishes at the remarkable altitude of 1.030 meters above sea level (3.380 ft.) in the immediate vicinity of the farm Koflhof in Aldino, in the lowlands of Alto Adige. The perfect southern position of the vineyard on porphyry and dolomite limestone, the ideal solar radiation as well as the daily wind “Ora” from the south guarantee the optimal ripening conditions of the berries.
This Pinot Noir flourishes in the cultivated vineyards in the immediate vicinity of the winery at an elevation of 450 m. (1,400 ft.). These hills, a conglomerate of particular soils of loam and chalk and the very well-suited climate, form the ideal basis for producing a Pinot Noir of highest quality.
In particular vintages selected Pinot Noir grapes from medium-altitude sites form the basis of this great Burgundy. Complex multilayered fruit, slightly smoky undertones as well as the long finish are giving it an outstanding aging potential.
Pinot Nero has been cultivated in Alto Adige for the last one hundred years. The steep vineyards around Bolzano, yield a typical Pinot Noir, well structured and elegant.
It grows in Pinzon - one of the best Pinot Noir sites in Italy. On only about 1.200 m² we produce a small quantity of 600 bottles per year. The mash is fermented in a wooden vat and the wine is then aged in barrique barrels. Spicy and slightly smoky aroma of partly dried mixed berries with ethereal notes, dried flowers, some tobacco, earthy hints. Ripe fruit in the mouth, some tobacco, nutty flavors as well as fine sandy, slightly drying tannins. Spicy, salty in the background, a touch of bacon, juicy finish.
Pinot Nero, or Pinot Noir in French, originates from Burgundy and has been cultivated in Alto Adige for more than a century. The grapes for this Pinot Nero grow on selected sites on the slopes of the Renon in the Bolzano area.
Since 1989 the Burgum Novum label represents the premium wines of Castelfeder. These wines are the maximum expression of intense work and care from the vineyard to the cellar, grown in the most prestigious vineyards in South Tyrol. After a careful aging process in small oak barrels for 18 months, all Riserva wines age for another 12 months in the bottle before being released. The flagship of the winery, the Pinot Nero Riserva stands out with its berry scent and its grapes grow on mineral-rich clay soil. Besides the Chardonnay Riserva it is the top wine of Castelfeder.
Name: Buchholz is the name of a steep single site at an altitude of 440 to 500 meters above the small town of Salorno in the southernmost part of South Tyrol. Due to an optimum sun exposure, the grapes on the 25 to 60-year-old vines can ripen slowly and bring out this delicate Pinot Nero. Label: Perkeo was the court jester and cupbearer of Kurfürst Philip von der Pfalz and responsible for the wine stock. According to legend, little man from Salorno was able to finish the big barrel, which held about 200.000 litres, in one go. But once he got very sick, the doctor advised him to drink a glass of water. After the first sip of water, he has fallen dead according the legend.
Name: Glen is the most historically significant vineyard site of the winery. Its founder Alfons Giovanett has invested in this special location already since 1969. The afternoon sun, the special conglomerate soil of loam, limestone, and porphyry, as well as the micro-vinification at these altitudes of 450-790 m provide ideal conditions for this harmonious Pinot Nero. Label: It shows the disused railway bridge of the Val di Fiemme in Glen – as a symbol of departure, mobilisation, and industrialisation. Today it is an accessible observation point with a unique view of Bolzano and the entire Bassa Atesina region. 85 % of the vineyards of South Tyrol can be seen from here.
Name: Mazon is known as the Grand Cru of Italian Pinot Nero and located above Egna/Neumarkt at 300-450 metres above sea level. The vineyard is exposed to North West and the vines benefit from the long evening sun as well as of cool fall winds. The deeper position and the special clones planted in this vineyard bring out a very complex and structured Pinot Nero. Label: It shows the ruins of Kaldiff Castle near the vineyards. Legend tells that several treasures are buried there and guarded by two huge dogs with fiery eyes. This castle was built around 1200 and inhabited by the Lords of Enn until the castle decayed after a great fire.
Production area Years of thorough research and countless tests with mini production volumes were the cornerstone for this wine. The grapes for this wine derive from 3 selected vineyards within the cru "Girlan" at 500 meters a.s.l. The vineyards are exposed to the east and west respectively and cover a total area of 1.2 hectares. The 20-25 year old vines grow on poor and gravelly soils, formed by morainic deposit on a subsoil of volcanic porphyry rock. Winemaking The fully mature grapes are harvested manually at mid of September and delivered in small containers. After destemming, the grapes are filled by gravity into the steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation (25 days). Following the malolactic fermentation, the wine ages in barriques for 20 months. Finally, the wine is stored for furhter 18 months in the bottle. Tasting notes & food matching Intense ruby red with aromas of wild berries, sour cherries and pronounced herbal spice. The wine presents itself elegant and opulent at the same time. It has a complex structure with well-developed and juicy tannins. This wine accompanies main courses based on red meat, roast and game. It perfectly fits aged cheeses, too.
The vineyards occupy a site atop a gentle hill. The natural features, including elevation, exposure, the soil, microclimate and good ventilation, create a mix that is ideal for the Pinot Noir vine, which is a traditional variety in the area. There it produces a lively, multilayered and delicate Pinot Noir wine in a style combining elegance, body, minerality and saltiness.
This Pinot Noir, also known as Pinot Nero or Blauburgunder belongs to the top selection LINTICLARUS. The grapes, from established small locations, are carefully vinified and the wine matures in small oaken barrels. The complexity of these wines guarantees both excellent drinking and considerable longevity.
Maglen Pinot Nero Riserva is a selection of precious grapes from two adjacent and complementary areas: historic vineyards on the Mazon plateau and steep and sunny vineyards in Glen. It typifies the elegance of Italian Pinot noir.
The name Marjon stems from the calcareous rock layer overlooking the vineyards. This elegant Pinot Noir displays classy and seductive tannins, underpinned by zesty acidity and a fruity and juicy finale with an evident touch of spice.
This noble Pinot Noir flourishes at medium to high altitudes of 450 – 600 meters above sea-level, where downslope winds have a cooling effect even in the middle of summer. Grown in our vineyards since the middle of the 19th century, the older vines especially produce a well structured and above all elegant Pinot Noir.
Young, fresh and dynamic! This slogan joins the white and red wines of this line. An appealing freshness as well as the balance of elegance and aromatic notes promise an easy drinking pleasure. The Pinot Nero Mont Mès is characterised by delicate notes of cherries and red berries.
Production area The grapes for this wine derive from our 3 Pinot Noir-growing cru "Girlan", "Mazon" and "Pinzon". The vineyards are located at an altitude between 380 and 530 meters a.s.l. and are characterized by morainic deposits on volcanic porphyry rock as well as by west-facing, loamy limestone soils. Winemaking The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. After destemming, the must is filled by gravity into the steel tanks where the alcoholic fermentation takes place (18-20 days). After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 months in small (12 hl) and large wooden barrels (70 hl). Finally, the wine is stored for further 6 months in the bottle. Tasting notes & food matching Ruby red color with intense aroma of sweet and sour cherry as well as raspberry. This wine shows a lively acidity-framework and convinces with a juicy finish. Thanks to its velvety structure, it goes well with a wide variety of meat dishes.
Brilliant medium ruby red with a fresh, fruity nose, reminiscent of red currants and black cherry; medium-bodied, round with soft tannins and ripe berry flavours well integrated with the acidity. A stylish and elegant wine.
Vineyards with western exposure in the southernmost part of Alto Adige, with their comfortably cool microclimates, constitute the most suitable locations for this variety with such exacting site requirements. Long-lasting, mild evening sun brings forth the typical Burgundy aromas on these clayey soils. In this way, the wine develops its lacy fruitiness of cherries, redcurrants and red forest berries which is underlined by its spicy aromas. On the palate this wine is fresh, with elegant body and juicy tannins. Enjoy lightly cooled (16°C/61°F).
The Pinot Nero, which for Franz Haas is “the white among the reds”, depending on the vintage appears with a changing color scheme, which can vary from light ruby red to intense ruby red. The bouquet opens with notes of maraschino cherries and raspberries, marzipan and plum jam, cloves and cinnamon. In the end, aromas of underwood are perceived.
This wine is characterised by a juicy and fruit. It is velvety soft and a fresh acidity on the palate is framed by fine-grained tannins and a slight hint of floral notes.
The intensive scent of red and dark berries is typical of our “Fuxleiten”. The grapes used for this wine come from Montagna, one of the most adequate areas for Pinot Noir. This red wine develops harmoniously, with a full body and lasting finish. In the glass it gleams with a beautiful ruby red.
Ruby red in color; seductive aromas of cherry, raspberries, red fruits, combined with fine spicy notes and discreet roasted notes. On the palate is powerful and complex with gripping tannins and an elegant finish.
The Pinot Nero Pònkler was born in particular from a promise made to Francesco Arrigoni with whom, apart from the mutual appreciation and affection, we shared the passion for this grape variety and for our work. He was enchanted by the beauty of the place which is located in the municipality of Aldino at 750 meters. A vineyard surrounded by forests which is often visited by roe and in which various French clones were planted. The advantages of the high altitude which the wine reflects, evoked incredible emotions in Francesco and motivated him to define it “The Pinot Nero with the soul” in his last article. The label that distinguishes this wine is an artwork of Riccardo Schweizer which he gave us as a gift. It was forgotten in an old book and just in those days, when we were thinking about the packaging of the bottle and rummaging around in early texts, it came out of nowhere as if by magic. It represents exactly what this wine stands for: the triangle symbolizes the mountain or more precisely the altitude where the grapes grow. The hand which picks the grapes and brings the berries to the mouth and the sandtimer as a symbol of time, representing the nature which sets the best moment for harvest.
Pinot noir is the only grape variety which is not grown in Kurtatsch. Pinot noir needs cool locations with low sun intensity, which it finds on the opposite side of the valley. The sites MAZON and GLEN are the best-known Pinot noir locations in Italy. The higher location of GLEN is characterized by great swings in temperature between day and night. Our Riserva GLEN is fine and fresh in the nose, with hollyhock-like sweetness. On the palate it is velvety and extraordinarily elegant. Echoes of fresh raspberries and wild cherries give the discreet fruity sweetness a juicy and delicately spicy backbone.
The grapes are harvested by hand into small crates. Upon arrival in the cellar, the stalks are removed, taking the utmost care to eliminate them gently, respecting both the grapes and the stalks. The grapes then ferment in temperature-controlled steel tanks. The must is pumped over regularly to ensure contact with the skins and extract all their aromatic substances and colour. After medium-length maceration, part of the wine remains in steel and part is transferred to French oak barrels of different sizes and age. The wines are blended approximately 12 months later. Bottling takes place after about four months and the wine is ready to be released for sale after at least another four months in the bottle.
Our Pinot Nero Matan grows in the finest areas for this grape variety in Montagna. A wine with terroir and well-structured, with an evident elegance and rich in aromatic nuances. The high temperature differences between day and night during the ripening season give this powerfully dark red wine a particularly fruit-toned character, lending fruit and pedigree to the Matan with its scents of forest berries.
Pinot noir needs cooler locations with low sun intensity as well as loamy conglomerate soil, which it finds on the opposite side of the Adige valley. The sites MAZON and GLEN are the best-known Pinot noir locations in Italy. The Pinot noir from the lower lying location of MAZON is characterized by its unique complexity. This profound wine needs a long period of ageing. Only then does it display its full potential with notes of black cherries, forest fruits and violets. These aromas are echoed on the palate and enriched by delicate roast aromas. The bold acidity and slender minerality enliven the dense structure of the wine.
Pinosé stands for Pinot Noir Rosé. Pinosé comes in part from our best Pinot noir lots. Because the juice is obtained without pressing (Saignée method) and the grapes come from vineyards with highly reduced yield (55 hl/ha), it is a very complex, high-quality rosé wine. Its provocative bouquet is reminiscent of fresh raspberries and forest berries. On the palate, Pinosé shows itself lively and elegant. Its fine tannin structure gives this rosé a surprisingly long-lasting and juicy finish.
The Pinot Nero Rosé is light cherry red colored. The fresh and fruity bouquet opens with aromas of red berries, cherries and raspberries to end with final notes of herbs and a hint of cocoa. On the palate, the wine amazes with its fresh acidity, extended sapidity and inviting refreshing finish.
The Pinot Nero Schweizer has a ruby red color that varies from light to heavy depending on the vintage. Its bouquet seduces with complex and stratified aromas of fruit, such as ripe berries and cherries, spicy notes of pepper and leather. These aromas and sensations are also reflected on the palate. In the mouth, the wine thrills for its captivating tannins, its elegance and subtlety, and for its harmonious texture and body, which give this wine a very long life.
Pinot Noir from South Tyrol is different from Pinot Noir in other regions and shows a personality of its own. It is a demanding grape varietal that is doing well in our moderately elevated vineyards, producing a well-structured wine that is ruby to garnet red in colour. It aromas are intense and remind us of dark and red berries, cloves and violets. On the palate our Pinot Noir is elegant and silky, with pleasant tannin and a long finish. It is an excellent companion to roast and steamed meat dishes.
Pinot Noir, the red leading variety of our company, requires a lot of attention in viticulture and cellar, brings excellent results on the right soil and cool climate. It is a fine and sensual red wine with a bright ruby-red colour, pleasant fullness and silky elegance, well balanced fruit and body with fine tannins, very good aging potential.
Alto Adige is one of the few wine-growing areas of Italy with optimum conditions for this grape variety, which is why it is today one of the main local red wines. Pinot Noir prefers cool, well ventilated sites and calcareous gravel soils with a high loam content. Our Pinot Noir comes from selected sites in Appiano, Pochi and Cortaccia and, more than any other wine, offers a convincing combination of finesse and body.
The Pinot Noir has been cultivated in South Tyrol for approximately 150 years, and it feels very comfortable in this area. South Tyrol’s Pinot Noirs are among the best in Italy and they have also drawn attention to themselves at international tastings. Tough, the Pinot Noir is a very difficult variety, with demanding requirements from the soil and the climate, reacting very sensitively in excessive productions and demanding the highest attention in the cellar.
Pinot noir is one of the oldest cultivated grapevines. It requires meticulous attention and is quite demanding in terms of both soil and cellar. Pinot Nero Riserva ages for at least two years in the cellar and, as a result, is an elegant wine that does not fear comparison at an international level.
Pinot noir has been grown in South Tyrol since 1850 and is known locally as Blauburgunder - it’s the Winery’s most important red wine. Producing top quality Pinot noir represents a major challenge for any winemaker because it is very demanding both in terms of soil and climate and also in the cellar. Pinot Noir Sanct Valentin, has been part of this line since 1995, and only the best and oldest vineyards have been used. Low yields and attentive care ensure a fine, sensual red wine that stands out for its well-balanced body and fine tannins. It has excellent ageing potential.
South Tyrol Pinot Noirs were nominated among the best Pinot Noirs of Italy many times, even among the best outside of Burgundy. This can be attributed to a land so rich in different slopes and soils, such that good conditions prevail for even the most difficult of varieties like the Pinot Noir.
In addition to being one of the oldest cultivated vines, the Pinot Noir is also one of the finest and most treasured red wines in South Tyrol. Using the saignée method (careful extraction of the juice from the must), we extract a quality grape juice from which we make a fresh and fruity rosé wine.
Die Trauben kommen aus dem 22.500 m² großen Weinberg am STROBLHOF, auf 500 Meter Meereshöhe in der Gemeinde Eppan,Weiler Pigeno, gelegen. Das Grundstück ist nach Südosten ausgerichtet.
The latest addition to our wine portfolio, every vintage a challenge; combines aromas that are full of nesse with the spicy taste of the mountains delivered by the downslope winds.
Light ruby red with light garnet-coloured reflections. Typical Pinot Nero bouquet with an aroma of cherry and a slight hint of vanilla. Elegant wine with good structure, lively tannins with a nice persistence in the aftertaste.
In this Riserva the Pinot Noir, which reflects the soil and microclimate in the wine like no other, presents with delicate fruit, spicy notes, light tannins and a long finish.
Die ausgelesenen Trauben kommen aus dem 22.500 m² großen Weinberg am Stroblhof, auf 500 Meter Meereshöhe in der Gemeinde Eppan gelegen. Das Grundstück ist nach Südosten ausgerichtet. Nur das beste Lesegut dieses Jahrganges aus alten Reben wurde als Riserva vinifiziert.
THE LUMINOUS ONE The Romans themselves knew how to make use of the particularly fertile soil around the village of St. Pauls, not to mention the light and the downwinds that characterise this location: Luzia is a luminous, deep Blauburgunder (Pinot Nero) that pays homage to the Roman villa whose remains still stand above the Luzia vines today.
Medium-intense garnet; red colour a seductive bouquet of cherry, damsons, red fruits and cinnamon; medium-rich on the palate, supple and luscious with flavours of black and red berries, velvety tannins and discreet hints of oak spice.
Dieser mittelschwere Rotwein punktet — obwohl nicht von den Blauburgunder-Lagen in Mazzon stammend — mit ausgereifter Struktur und delikaten Aromen. Die 15-monatige Fass-reife im französischen Barrique verleiht ihm eine elegante Vanille-Note.
Pinot Nero has been cultivated in Alto Adige for the last one hundred years. Selected grapes from the best sites are creating typical wines of great character and complexity. Pinot Nero Riserva Thalman represents the perfect union between grape variety, territory and microclimate.
Production area The grapes for this wine come from our best-suited and oldest vineyards in Mazon and Girlan. These vineyards are particularly suitable due to their microclimatic conditions as well as the age of the vines which they have proven over decades. The main part of the grapes derives from Mazzon, where we find deep clay and limestone soils. The second part derives from the oldest vineyards in Girlan, where we find a morainic deposit on volcanic porphyry rock. Winemaking The grapes are picked by hand and placed in samll containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. The grapes - 10% of them is vinified in form of whole clusters - was filled by gravity into the steel tanks for alcoholic fermentation (20-24 days). After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 months in barriques and small wooden barrels (12 hl). This is followed by an ageing of 8 months in big wooden barrels (70 hl). Finally, the wine is stored for further 8 months in bottle. Tasting notes & food matching Ruby red color with slight tones of grenadine and an intense and complex bouquet with notes of ripe fruit, cherry and maraschino. The wine presents itself elegant yet rich with a delicate taste and an excellent tannic framework and persistence. Particularly suitable for roast meets, game and spicy cheeses.
This Pinot Noir also known as Blauburgunder or Pinot Nero belongs to our selection TURMHOF where we pay particular attention to the sensory complexity of the respective grape varieties and compose the wine by carefully selecting the vineyards used.
Production area In 2008 we began the search for a site that is ideally suited to the production of Pinot Noir. Years of thorough research and countless tests with mini production volumes finally led us to the perfect site, the Ganger monopole. It is located in Mazon, at between 360 and 380 meters above sea-level, with a southwesterly exposure and a slope of 3–5%, and has a unique microclimate and deep calcareous clayey soils. This is the home of our Pinot Noir Riserva Vigna Ganger, a wine as incomparable and unique as the site itself. Winemaking The fully mature grapes are harvested manually at mid of September and delivered in small containers. The grapes - one fifth of them is vinified in form of whole clusters - was filled by gravity into the steel tanks for alcoholic fermentation (25 days). Following malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 20 months in barriques and then stored for further 18 months in the bottle. Tasting notes & food matching Color: Intensive ruby red; Aroma: Ripe fruits, cherries and sour cherries, wild berries, raspberries and a hint of marzipan. Taste: Elegant and refined, very emphatic, with good acidity and spicy notes. Optimum structure with soft and well balanced tannins Wine pairings: Elegant companion to main courses with red meats, roasts and game. Also ideal with mature cheeses.