2003 H. Lun Sandbichler Vineyard Pinot Noir Reserva

13% alc., $26. H. Lun is the oldest privately owned winery in South Tyrol, established in 1840. It was owned by the Bracchetti family from 1976 to 1998 and then sold to a winegrowers cooperative where it is now run as an independent enterprise. The vineyard is located on the southern slopes of the Italian Alps where mountain breezes, warm sun and cool nights allow full maturation of Pinot Noir. Imported by Vinifera Imports Ltd, Ronkonkona, N.Y.. · The wine was bottled in a Bordeaux- style bottle (right). There was nice cherry fruit in a delicate nose. The wine was very light, more akin to a rosé than a Pinot Noir, but showing some nice red fruits, spice, oak and decent acidity. Those looking for effusive fruit and/or Pinot Noir’s higher qualities would be disappointed in this wine. A curiosity, but not something I would stock my cellar with. Reviewed October 15, 2006

Winery: H. Lun
From article: Pinot Nero