The Burgundian king among red wines has been grown in Alto Adige/Südtirol since the middle of the nineteenth century. When planted in vineyards of medium elevation that are not too dry, this variety reveals its full potential, yielding well-structured wines that are often amazingly close to their models in Burgundy. Typical Alto Adige Pinot Noirs have rich and intense aromas of dark berries, clove, and violets.
Area under cultivation:
Primarily in Bassa Atesina and Oltradige
in medium-high hilly areas starting from400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level, preferably on chalky gravel soils
14-16° C. (57-61° F.)
game, wild fowl, spring lamb, rabbit, aged cheeses