Pinot Noir G-Stück 2016
An unfiltered study of character. The grapes for the G-Stück are sourced from very specific parts of the traditional vineyard sites Thal and Käferberg, grown on chalky sands and crystalline rocks. The "G" stands for "Ganz (whole)". The healthy and ripe grape is selectively cut from the vine and brought to the cellar, where it is vinified as a whole piece, that is, berries and stems. An artwork of craftsmanship that has freely grown in the mind. Characterized by the years of wandering through the fascinating world of Pinot Noir, by curiosity and the motivation to extract the unmistakable and peculiar character of this variety. With cool elegance, polished texture and energy, the wine creates tension on the palate. The accompanying artwork on the label comes from the young South Tyrolean artist Julian Oberhofer and visually captures the intense world of thought and taste of this wine.
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Selected strictly by hand at the beginning of October. The whole grape, with its stem, is processed. Without sulfurization. Fermented in small and open fermentation tanks. One part is mashed, the other part remains untouched (the berries ferment in their own skin; intercellular). In the course of the decaying fermentation, whole grapes are repeatedly pressed by hand. Pressed off for several hours after 2 weeks. Final fermentation in a small used oak barrel. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Matured on the lees for several months. This wine was bottled unfiltered with a minimal addition of sulphur. Limited with 400 bottles. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2017.
Serious drinking fun. Barberries, dried rosehip and pickled cranberries give the prelude. Velvet cherryfruit and a hint of sandalwood play along. Everything is framed by a touch of forest soil and dried herbs. Incredibly elegant and not a bit shy. The wine dances lively on the palate. Tingling tannins, unbelievable juice and a fine fruit-acid carry this wine, which fascinatingly seems to be powerful and filigree at the same time. An exhilaratingly fruity finish. Great aging potential! - Belvini 2018
13 % vol.
17 years +
Slightly chilled, 16°C.