Cantina Andrian, the oldest cooperative of wine makers in South Tyrol, was founded in 1893. With 70 hectares of vineyards the company cultivates an array of grapes, mainly Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Merlot and Pinot Noir. The vineyards are sitting at 260-340 meters above sea level and are unique to the area because they are protected to the west by Mount Gantkofel, made of calcareous stone. However Pinot Noir variety is chiefly associated with Burgundy it has been grown around the world, mostly in cooler climate. The name derives from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ where pine refers to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir is a thin-skinned grape and produces mostly lightly colored and medium bodied wine. We believe that in the word of ‘Anrar’ An stands for the winery and rar stands for rarity.
Andrian Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva is made with the finest grapes grown at the Andrian highest vineyards. The wine is aged in new French oak barrels and is a crème de la crème of Alto Adige Pinot Noir.
With rich notes of raspberries, cherries, strawberries, hints of lavender and dried herbs and smoky undertones Anrar makes great pairing with venison, veal, duck breast and mature cheese.
Recommended serving temperature 16-18ºC. Aging ability 8 to 10 years.