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2013 Alto Adige Pinot Nero “Filari di Mazzön”

Ferruccio Carlotto

2013 Alto Adige Pinot Nero “Filari di Mazzön” Ferruccio Carlotto - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

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This vineyard has been known to produce great Pinot Nero in Alto Adige since the mid-nineteenth century. Ferruccio’s daughter Michela and Peter Dipoli, a wine grower in nearby Egna, combined forces recently to write a book about this famous Italian terroir. Mazzön is a western-facing limestone shelf suspended above the valley near the town of Ora, where the Carlotto winery is located. From this striking site, Michela crafts an incredibly nuanced, delicate, ethereal Pinot Nero, which she ages in a combination of large and small oak casks. It offers the type of excitement with this grape that I can only recall experiencing in Burgundy. The aforementioned book reveals the history behind the painstaking search for Italy’s best site for Pinot Nero that ended here, clinging to these Dolomite cliffs south of the Austrian border: Pinot Nero plucked from the heavens. This wine needs time to develop in bottle, and Michela kindly agreed to hold back her 2013 and release it one year later than usual for our inaugural shipment to the US market. –Dixon Brooke

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2013
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Schiava
  • Appellation Vigneti delle Dolomiti
  • Country Italy
  • Region Alto Adige
  • Vineyard Planted in 2000, 2010, 2012, 2014, & 2015; 3 ha
  • Soil Sand, clay, chalk, limestone
  • Winemaker Ferruccio Carlotto
  • Aging 20% of wine aged in 22h: barrels and 80% aged in 225L barrels for 12 months
  • Farming Sustainable
  • Alcohol 13.5%





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