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Producer: Cantina TraminGrape Varieties: 100% Pinot NoirOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Juicy mid weight redAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italian
Cantina Tramin was founded in 1898 and has 310 member winegrowers who follow its strict directives on the cultivation of the vines. The vineyards are an integral part of the enchanting and picturesque landscape of the Alto-Adige region of Northern Italy and cover 260 hectares situated on the sunny slopes of the region at altitudes ranging from 250 to 850 metres above sea level. In 2011, Cantina Tramin gained the "Double Stella" award. This is given to a winery for achieving the prestigious "3 Bicchieri" 20 times and is awarded by the Gambero Rosso.
Mild temperatures in spring led to early bud break. Favourable conditions in May further accelerated the development of the vegetation. Warm and humid weather during July and August resulted in good physiological development of the vines. Autumn brought about considerable fluctuations in temperature, encouraging a long phase of maturation, helping to concentrate the flavours in the berries. The white wines are very well balanced, with beautiful fruit, fine acidity and juicy freshness.
The grapes used for this wine come from the Südtirol, in the Alto Adige DOC. The vineyards are situated at altitudes of between 350 and 450 metres above sea level and are planted in soils which are made up of gravel and calcareous clay. The vines yield 55 hectolitres per hectare. The combination of soils and abundant sunshine give this wine a unique taste and detail.
The grapes were macerated at controlled temperatures of 26°C with daily stirring and punching down of the cap in order to increase the levels of extraction from the grape skins. Fermentation and ageing took place in a combination of French barriques, oak casks and stainless steel vats.
A fresh, fruity wine with wild berry fruit aromas underpinned by light mountain herbs. On the palate it shows lovely balance and is framed by a good tannic structure through to an elegant finish.
A perfect partner to poultry dishes or light red meats.
Pinot Noir 100%
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