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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.
Bud-break took place slightly later than usual, but high temperatures and humidity precipitated flowering. From mid-June the weather was hot and dry; and the vines benefitted from slight water stress. Intense rainfall shortly before harvest was beneficial for the vines, enabling the grapes to reach the final stages of maturity without reaching drought stress. Harvest took place under ideal conditions; the whites are elegant with delicate acidity and the reds are full-bodied with powerful tannins.
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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