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Praepositus Pinot Nero Riserva, Abbazia di Novacella

Praepositus Pinot Nero Riserva, Abbazia di Novacella
  • 100% Blauburgunder (Pinot Nero)
  • Grown at an elevation of 350 meters in gravelly marine soils
  • Fermentation in stainless steel with punchdowns at regular intervals for 20 days
  • Malolactic fermentation and maturation occurs over 18 months in French barriques
  • 1,600 cases (6-packs) produced annually
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Trentino/Alto Adige
Appellation:
Alto Adige DOC
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
92
Date:
2019-11-07
Review:
Lots of candied raspberries, incense, violets and orange blossom on this pinot noir. Despite the initial richness, the palate is only medium-to full-bodied and quite restrained, wrapping up agile citrus fruit in steely tannins. Drink from 2021.

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Date:
2020-02-01
Review:
Deep red. Hints of cocoa complement red berries and tar on the nose and in the mouth. Finishes smooth, with a refreshing whiplash of violet on the long finish. Well done.