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BARTHENAU Vigna S.Urbano (Pinot Nero) 2009

Wine Details
Vintage 2009
Wine Red
Status DOC, inc VAT
Case £658.80
Bottle £54.90

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As Nicolas Belfrage states 'a tasting of past vintages of this wine, up to ten years old, revealed that not only does Vigna S Urbano have that enthralling Pinot Noir capacity to weave magical aromas of flowers intertwined with nobly decomposing vegetables, helped along by a whiff of woodsmoke and vanilla from the barrel, but, most importantly, that the wines have the structure to improve and transform themselves, growing in complexity with age'.  The current vintage, 2002, is no exception and will reward patience, BUT is clearly a masterful wine which will convince even those die-hard Burgundy lovers sceptical of recent top Pinots from Oregon, Central Otago and The Mornington Peninsula.

The Tenuta J. Hofstatter estate

As well as being home to one of Italy's finest Gerwurztraminer (tre-bicchiere award-winning Cru Kolbenhof) and to date its most exciting and complex offering of Lagrein (Steinraffler Riserva), Martin Foradori's stunningly-situated South Tyrol Estate is best known for making one of Europe's most prestigious Pinot Noirs south of Volnay - Vigna S. Urbano, from its famous Barthenau vineyard. 
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