Tenuta Beltrame 2009 Pinot Nero I.G.T.
Medium ruby. Medium nose with raspberry and ripe black fruits (such as black berry and blue berry, quite a warm climate Pinot Noir). Nose also shows grass, light barrel, fruit candy, leather, humus.
Medium+ acidity, and medium palate flavor intensity with black cherry, aged smoky ham, pepper, grass, and soil. Length is medium. A bit alcohol feel (14+%!). Quite a enthusiastic pinot nero, but the elegance is a bit inadequate.
SY Rating: 16/20
Anselmi Giuseppe e Luigi 2009 Pinot Nero, Friuli Latisana DOC
Harvest at mid October, quite late. Fermentation and aging in stainless. Medium+ garnet with ruby rim. Medium+ nose with red berry, a bit black berry, and green pepper notes.
Medim+ acidity, medium tannin. The palate has black cherry, red berry fruits, light leather, and light black pepper. The length is medium. However, the green vegetable note is a minus which always catch my attention.
SY Rating: 15.5/20
Muri Gries 2009 Blauburgunder, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol DOC
Medium- garnet with ruby hue. Medium nose with red berry, black cherry, coffee, and light floral.
The medium acidity palate goes with floral perfume, chili pepper skin, and berry fruits. Almost a light body wine. Medium length. An easy to drink pinot nero.
SY Rating: 16.5/20
Muri Gries 2008 Blaubrugunder Riserva “Abtei Muri”, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol DOC
Medium+ acidity. Lingering length. Medium body. Although an oak-rich pinot nero, it’s definitely delicious.
SY Rating: 18/20
Travaglino 2009 Pinot Nero “Pernero”, Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese D.O.C., Lombardia
Medium garnet with ruby rim. Raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, dry grass, light eucalyptus note, and fruit candy. Medium length and medium+ acidity.
SY Rating: 17/20
Travaglino 2006 Pinot Nero “Poggio della Buttinera Riserva”, Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese D.O.C., Lombardia
Raisin, coffee, caramel, light floral bouquet, light bell pepper, light green pepper, grass, herbs, leather, old wood, and nice matured nose like light pickled squash.
Medium+ acidity, long length.
SY Rating: 18.5/20
Castello di Magione, Nero Cavalieri 2007, Umbria I.G.T.
Medium+ body, medium length, medium+ tannin (not so smooth).
SY Rating: 17/20
Marchesi Antinori 2007 Castello della Sala Pinot Nero Umbria IGT
Medium+ garnet. Light vanilla, caramel, coffee, black berry, leather, tobacco, black pepper, and raspberry.
Almost a a full body pinot nero, medium+ length.
SY Rating: 17.5/20