Pinot Noir Rolhüt
Grapes: Pinot Noir – Alto Adige DOC
Origin: 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, chalk, and porphyry, and the very
well-suited climate, form the ideal basis for producing a Pinot Noir of highest
Yield per hectare: 50 hl.
Vinification: The stems are immediately removed and the grapes are
fermented at a constant temperature of 26 - 28° C (79 - 82° F) for about 7
days. The must is kept in contact with the skins through circulation pumping
and gentle pressure from below. We thus achieve ideal results with the coloring
from the skins and emphasize the fruitiness of the wine. After two gentle
rackings, 70% of this Pinot Noir is aged over 12 months in large barrels of
French oak, and the remainder is aged in small casks of French oak (barriques)
which are 2 - 3 years old. After blending, the wine is bottled and then aged an
additional 6 months in the bottle before it goes on sale.