Pinot Noir G-Stück 2017
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 end of September. The whole grape, with its stem, is processed. Fermented in small and open fermenters. One part is crushed, the other part remains untouched (the berries ferment in their own skin; intercellular). Pressed off 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 autumn 2018.
An articulate red berry core, cranberries, cool raspberry notes, then some exotic cherries, pomegranate, the lower tones are earthy and herbaceous, nori and violet flowers come forward, the wide range of flavors is revealed more and more with a little bit of air. The palate has such composure, with refined and distinctive aromas of cranberries, light-red cherries and Mediterranean herbs, which are wrapped in layers of fresh and polished tannin. Gentle and calmly flowing finish. Lively and grounded at the same time.
13,5 % vol.
Slightly chilled, 16°C.