Pinot Nero Riserva Burgum Novum
To enter into the world of Castelfeder is to soar across an unspoken threshold into the lush valleys of the high Adige River. Driving from Lake Garda, from Veneto, through Trentino, you discover yourself, without warning, in what feels, sounds, and tastes like German wine country. Gunther Giovanett took over the family business in 1989 after his father retired from the daily operations of the winery he founded in 1970. Located in the center of Neumarkt, in the South Tyrol region of Italy, the Giovanett family produces a range of unique wines. While other nearby producers are making Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio that is mineral and acidic, Castelfeder produces wines that are lean and light with texture and depth as an added dimension. Vinifying exclusively in stainless steel for Mont Mes and the Classic “Cru” designated line, Castelfeder excels in bringing out the purest, freshest expression of their terroir. The Burgum Novum Riserve level wines see oak aging for 18 months before bottling. Now into their third generation, Gunther and his son Ivan are gaining a better understanding of the special micro-climates that exist in the Alto-Adige and South Tyrol regions.
Our Pinot Nero Riserva is only produced when the conditions permit the creation of a truly outstanding wine that shows off the Alto Adige region in its very best. Very intense, concentrated Pinots with powerful ruby red color, fine Burgundy bouquet with red berry flavors accompanied by vanilla notes. A deep mouth filling wine with clear tannins that has all the hallmarks that we look for in a Riserva.
In 1989 the "Burgum Novum" label was created to represent the premium wines of Castelfeder. These wines are the maximum expression of the intense work and care from the vineyard to the vinification and are grown in the most prestigious vineyards in Alto Adige. The Pino Nero Riserva is from selected vineyards with southwest exposure located in Gleno at 400-850 meters in Bassa Atesina, one of the most promising areas for Alto Adige Pinot Noir production. Hand harvest, cold maceration for 12 hours.
Fermentation at a constant temperature of 26-28° C for about 10 days in open barrels (during fermentation the must is kept in contact with the skins through circulation pumping), pressing of the grapes, clarification through natural gravity settling of the sediments. Fermentation and aging for 18 months in barrique after the malolactic process.
Aged for 6 months in steel and 12 months in bottle.