Alta Luna Pinot Noir
Ruby red color with brick red nuances. Cherry, plum and berry aromas mingle with notes of spice and tobacco. Soft, supple tannins and refreshing acidity are beautifully balanced by ripe cherry fruit flavors on the palate. Dry, harmonious and elegant. A delicious match with tuna, salmon, chicken and grilled meats.
$25.00 / Bottle $300.00 / Case
Alta Luna wines are produced in Northern Italy’s Dolomiti IGT from select hillside vineyard sites. Alta Luna, meaning High Moon, presents itself in a sleek and modern package, featuring a die-cut depiction of the Dolomite Alps. It is is handcrafted in Trentino, Italy at the same highly regarded winery that produces the Cavit Collection.
The Alta Luna vineyards are situated in the hills and along the foothills of the Adige Valley, bordering Trentino and Alto Adige, in the town of Rovere delle Luna. Only select sites from high-altitude vineyards with ideal aspects are used. The unique glacial-alluvial soils, rich in texture and well-drained are just the beginning. The climate in this region makes the all the difference. Northern Trentino enjoys classically warm temperatures in the summer, helping in the development of ripe concentrated fruit and elegant aromatics, while the cool evenings maintain the fruit’s acidity, resulting in wines that are refreshing and very well balanced.
Grapes making ths Pinot Noir are grown in hilly areas located between 300-500 meters above sea level. Pinot Noir has been cultivated in this area for more than a century. The well-drained, richly textured soil is of glacial-alluvial origin. Grapes are harvested by hand and undergo a traditional red fermentation in stainless steel tanks, including maceration on the skins for 6-7 days. The resulting wine is refined in stainless steel then aged in French oak barrels for a brief period, during which malolactic fermentation occurs. This judicious use of oak results in complexity, roundness and softness on the palate.