The third wine of the Italian Mountain Wines tasting at DOC Enoteca Italiana and our first red wine of the evening. This is made from 100% Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero in Italian) and has spent 12 to 18 months in oak barrels plus a further minimum 6 months in the bottle.
It has the very pale ruby colour you expect of a Pinot Noir. They always look slightly watered down to me. That’s not meant as an insult in any way as I quite like this grape variety.
It has a fairly pronounced scent for a Pinot Noir and interestingly enough there’s acidity in the scent, which is unusual, along with a healthy dose of red fruits and a bit of wood/smoke.
A very clean wine, elegant. More wood than fruit in the flavour and some of the others detected caramel. It is a dry, very light wine (again that slightly watery feel) l, low tannins but some acidity and a short finish.
This is a nice enough wine but I prefer my Pinot Noir to have a bit more oomph to it than this.
|Winery:||Cembra Cantina di Montagna|
|Quality Classification:||Denominazione di Origine Contollata|