Back after a brief hiatus - a week’s holiday in Südtirol! So we had to choose a wine from the region, a part of Italy that’s perhaps not as well known for wine production as it could be.
Kellerei Meran Blauburgunder - listen up to find out more or come in and buy a bottle for the weekend!
This week's wine was made by a co-operative winery dating back to 1901 near Meran, a lovely town in the mountains of North East Italy. Made from Pinot Noir, locally known as Blauburgunder, grown on vineyards which have been compared to small terraced gardens and which are enclosed by cypresses and cedars. The cool nights and sunny days - Südtirol typically has 300 sunny days each year - are perfect for ripening Pinot Noir without it getting to high in alcohol or jammy.
The alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature for 10-15 days with carefully managed maceration to extract colour and character. Malolactic fermentation then occurs before the wines are aged in small oak barrels.
Beautiful with some traditional Südtirol food - plates of mountain cheese, speck, canederli...
ps there will be more Südtiroller wines arriving soon!
Producer - Kellerei Meran
Country - Italy
Region - Trentino Alto Adige
Appellation - Südtirol
Variety / Blend - Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Wine Style - Red Wine
Farming - Organic