Dalzocchio Pinot Nero 2016/2017 Trentino
Elisabetta Dalzocchio lives up a winding road, behind a big metal gate, perched on the foothills of the Dolmite mountains looking over the town of Rovereto, and across to snow capped peaks lost in the clouds. She shares this almost monastic compound with her parents, and her father as fanatical as she is about keeping things as simple as possible, and using biodynamics to nourish the tiny terrace of pinot noir laid out like a garden. Sometimes he intrudes too much in her work, and secretly she has acquired another plot on the opposite slopes, and only time will tell what she will make there. Passionate about iconic red Burgundy she imposes a similar rigour of production, her deferential modesty coupled with an iron will. Wines will only be released when she is ready, and only to those she allows. She makes only one wine, and after much anticipation, the 2016 is finally here, along with a few magnums of the magnificent 2015.