Girlan - Alto Adige Pinot Noir Patricia
Founded in 1923 as a small co-operative winery with 23 growers on their books, Girlan is based in the heart of Italy’s beautiful, mountainous, Alto Adige region also known as Südtirol / South Tyrol. Today, about 200 greatly committed and motivated winegrowing families farm 220 hectares of vineyards in the subregions of Oltradige and Bassa Atesina. Girlan is known for producing clean, aromatic, textural, snappy whites as well as
some of the best Italian Pinots Noirs (Trattman, Vigna Gagner).
Organic. 100% Pinot Noir from three crus: Girlan, Mazon, Pinzon. The vineyards are located at an altitude between 380 and 530 meters a.s.l. and are characterized by morainic deposits on volcanic porphyry rock as well as by west-facing, loamy limestone soils. Hand harvested. After destemming, the must is filled by gravity into the steel tanks where the alcoholic fermentation takes place (18-20 days). After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 months in large wooden barrels (50 hl). Finally, the wine is stored for further 6 months in the bottle.
The Pinot Noir Patricia is upfront and fresh, showing pretty rose tones, wild strawberry, white pepper, smoke and sage. It’s soft, even fleshy, with juicy textures that usher in a pure mix of bright cherry and cranberry complemented by subtly sweet spice. This is quite attractive.