Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Nero Riserva Praepositus 2015 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
94
VM
93
JS
90
WS
Additional vintages
2016 2015
94
VM
Rated 94 by Vinous Media
The 2015 Pinot Nero Praepositus Riserva speaks of the earth before anything else, as if you can literally smell the gravelly marine soils that these vines grow in. Dark soil tones, olive and minerals slowly evolve into black cherry, with exotic spice and a hint of mint. It’s cool-toned and silky, yet it coats all that it touches with flavors of concentrated red berries, tugging and twisting upon the senses with a sweet and sour sensation that keeps coming back. There are tannins here, and plenty of them, yet they are nearly enveloped by masses of fruit. This is masterfully done, a selection of their best fruit that matures for 18 months in a combination of French barriques (1/3rd new) and tonneaux, yet wood is the last thing you’ll think of while tasting it. ... More details
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Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Nero Riserva Praepositus 2015 750ml

SKU 829695
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Professional Ratings
94
VM
93
JS
90
WS
94
VM
Rated 94 by Vinous Media
The 2015 Pinot Nero Praepositus Riserva speaks of the earth before anything else, as if you can literally smell the gravelly marine soils that these vines grow in. Dark soil tones, olive and minerals slowly evolve into black cherry, with exotic spice and a hint of mint. It’s cool-toned and silky, yet it coats all that it touches with flavors of concentrated red berries, tugging and twisting upon the senses with a sweet and sour sensation that keeps coming back. There are tannins here, and plenty of them, yet they are nearly enveloped by masses of fruit. This is masterfully done, a selection of their best fruit that matures for 18 months in a combination of French barriques (1/3rd new) and tonneaux, yet wood is the last thing you’ll think of while tasting it.
93
JS
Rated 93 by James Suckling
Blue-fruit, violet and fresh tea-leaf aromas follow through to a medium to full body with firm and silky tannins. Lovely fruit and intensity. Hints of hazelnuts and chocolate at the end. Drink now or hold.
90
WS
Rated 90 by Wine Spectator
A finely knit Pinot Nero, medium-bodied and harmonious, with dark black cherry and licorice notes. Accents of sandalwood, rose hip and mineral echo on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2025. 3,000 cases made, 900 cases imported.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
Additional vintages
2016 2015
Overview
Rated 94 - The 2015 Pinot Nero Praepositus Riserva speaks of the earth before anything else, as if you can literally smell the gravelly marine soils that these vines grow in. Dark soil tones, olive and minerals slowly evolve into black cherry, with exotic spice and a hint of mint. It’s cool-toned and silky, yet it coats all that it touches with flavors of concentrated red berries, tugging and twisting upon the senses with a sweet and sour sensation that keeps coming back. There are tannins here, and plenty of them, yet they are nearly enveloped by masses of fruit. This is masterfully done, a selection of their best fruit that matures for 18 months in a combination of French barriques (1/3rd new) and tonneaux, yet wood is the last thing you’ll think of while tasting it.
green grapes

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir translates as 'black pine' in French, and is named as such due to the extremely inky color of the fruits, which hang in bunches the shape of a pine cone. Wineries often struggle with Pinot Noir vines, as more than most red wine grape varietals, they fail in hot temperatures and are rather susceptible to various diseases which can be disastrous when hoping for a late harvest. Thanks to new technologies and methods for avoiding such problems, however, the Pinot Noir grape varietal has spread across the world to almost every major wine producing country. Why? Quite simply because this is considered to be one of the finest grape varietals one can cultivate, due to the fact that it can be used to produce a wide range of excellent wines full of interesting, fresh and fascinating flavors Their thin skins result in a fairly light-bodied wine, and the juices carry beautiful notes of summer fruits, currants and berries, and many, many more.
barrel

Region: Trentino/Alto Adige

There are few wine regions in Italy which generate quite as much intrigue and excitement amongst wine lovers as that of Trentino-Alto Adige. Situated in the northernmost borders of the country, Trentino-Alto Adige is a wine region quite unlike any other in Italy. With a range of influences from Germany, Lombardy and Venezia, the wines of Trentino-Alto Adige tend to be quite different from those found elsewhere in Italy, and are often considered to be the country's finest produce. The region is an alpine one, and the flavors of the Alps are often detected in Trentino-Alto Adige's finest white wines – all fresh, crystal waters and resiny aromas – whilst the red wines are generally deep and spicy, and perfect for a range of cuisines.
fields

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.
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green grapes

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir translates as 'black pine' in French, and is named as such due to the extremely inky color of the fruits, which hang in bunches the shape of a pine cone. Wineries often struggle with Pinot Noir vines, as more than most red wine grape varietals, they fail in hot temperatures and are rather susceptible to various diseases which can be disastrous when hoping for a late harvest. Thanks to new technologies and methods for avoiding such problems, however, the Pinot Noir grape varietal has spread across the world to almost every major wine producing country. Why? Quite simply because this is considered to be one of the finest grape varietals one can cultivate, due to the fact that it can be used to produce a wide range of excellent wines full of interesting, fresh and fascinating flavors Their thin skins result in a fairly light-bodied wine, and the juices carry beautiful notes of summer fruits, currants and berries, and many, many more.
barrel

Region: Trentino/Alto Adige

There are few wine regions in Italy which generate quite as much intrigue and excitement amongst wine lovers as that of Trentino-Alto Adige. Situated in the northernmost borders of the country, Trentino-Alto Adige is a wine region quite unlike any other in Italy. With a range of influences from Germany, Lombardy and Venezia, the wines of Trentino-Alto Adige tend to be quite different from those found elsewhere in Italy, and are often considered to be the country's finest produce. The region is an alpine one, and the flavors of the Alps are often detected in Trentino-Alto Adige's finest white wines – all fresh, crystal waters and resiny aromas – whilst the red wines are generally deep and spicy, and perfect for a range of cuisines.
fields

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.