Hartmann Donà has in the past linked his fame to the Cantina di Terlano, of which he was winemaker from 1994 until 2002, bringing to fame wines such as Sauvignon Quarz or Terlaner Nova Domus. His dream came true only in 2000 when he created his winery, to express, in a pure way and without mediation, his productive philosophy, made of organic respect for the ecosystem (and biodiversity of its vineyards) and for the artisanal care of the grapes in the cellar.
Donà Noir wine, undoubtedly a leading representative of Hartmann’s philosophy, is based on these premises. This label represents the highest expression of winery pure Pinot Noir: the vines, planted in 1995, lie on a sun-drenched and exposed to the east slope, original of the Ice age, 500 meters high, in the locality of Ronco di Cornaiano. After the careful manual harvesting and pressing of the grapes, the natural yeasts ferment, for 3-4 weeks, in oak vats, in contact with the skins in a completely natural and delicate way. After maceration the wine ages in oak barrels for about two years before aging for another two in the bottle and then be put on the market.
This 2009 vintage shows a color between ruby and garnet, almost transparent, just as it should be a great Pinot Noir. The first hints are of black cherry, fresh red cherry, blackberry jam and blueberry grenadine, then they become sharper red orange, violet, iron, damp red earth, undergrowth, dried leaf and leather as well as elegant Boisee cues. The mouthfeel is fresh and taut, with a fruit present only in the background, and the center of the scene discreetly occupied by touches of blood, sapidity and softness, necessary to achieve a perfect taste balance. The finish is long with fruity and hematic tones.
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