17 Pinot Nero Tenuta Dornach 2020
At 370m sldm, in the Obere and Mittlere Steigleiten vineyards grow the Pinot Noir grapes that vinified in purity in steel gives life to a fresh way of understanding red wine. "A white man in a red dress" we could call it. 17 is a red wine, fermented on the skins for a few days and aged in large wood.
Little alcohol, great drinkability, red fruits on the nose and palate, supported by a silky texture. Red fruits, little alcohol, lots of drink.
Served fresh goes along well with fish, appetizers in general and carefreeness.
Another way of understanding Pinot Noir.
Tenuta Dornach is a lot more than the winery, it is a real way of living the land and nature. After decades of production and sale of grapes, since 2008 the family of Karoline and Patrick Uccelli has resumed the direct production of wine. She is biologist, he is wine-maker and oenologist, and together they immediately married the biodynamic approach, where soil, plants and animals live in symbiosis. It is a unique experience to walk through the vineyards, between the colors of the flowers and the animal company. The first vintage was a study floor and saw the production of only a part of Pinot Nero and Pinot Bianco grapes, harvested manually early in the morning, to ensure optimum temperatures in the early stages of winemaking. The Tenuta Dornach wine line is made up of white and red for everyday use, in a one-liter format from local grapes, and of the most sought after labels of Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero vinified in steel or wood. Top product is a macerated Gewurztraminer on skins from a local historic vineyard.