Produced from the best Pinot Noir vineyards of Maso Warth in the hills of Trento, Moser’s Blauen Blanc de Noirs 2015 is a Trentodoc Extra Brut aged for 72 months on the lees in the bottle. The winery’s latest release has already won awards from some of Italy’s most important wine guides.
Moser’s Vineyard in the hills of Trento
“This wine tells the story of our winemaking passion,” explains Matteo Moser, winery oenologist, and agronomist. “The Pinot Noir grapes come from a single vineyard, Dòs dei Cedri, from vines planted in the 1980s that are trained on the Trentino pergola. The area, located in the hills of Trento at 350m above sea level, has a particularly suitable soil, consisting of Dolomia stone, which gives the wine great freshness and flavor.
In the winery, we vinify the Pinot Noir in steel before letting it rest in the bottle for a long period of aging. This allows us to enhance the characteristics of the terroir and maintain the typical organoleptic properties of the grape variety. Blauen was born under a good star; it is already giving us a lot of satisfaction.”
The Blanc di Noirs of Contrasts
“This Trentodoc Blanc de Noirs 2015 is a wine we care deeply about. It is the result of our more than 30 years of experience in making sparkling wines and of meticulous and tireless dedication, both in the vineyard and during the long years of aging in the cellar. We sought an evocative name that would instinctively recall the grapes of “Blauburgunder” (German term for Pinot Noir).
The contrast between the dark blue-purple tones of the grapes and the straw-yellow with bronze highlights of the wine gave us the inspiration for the construction of our label, which symbolizes the light in the dark, the star in the night, the Blanc De Noirs,” explains Carlo Moser, who leads the winery alongside Matteo.
Dòs dei Cedri’s Pinot Noir grapes, carefully selected and harvested by hand, are pressed whole using soft pressing and selection of the flower must. The must is vinified without malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks until drawn and then continues aging in the bottle on selected yeasts for a period of 72 months. The wine then rests an additional year in bottle before release.
Blauen is a Trentodoc that possesses a fine perlage and an intense straw yellow color. The nose is fruity, with nuances of smoke and toasted hazelnut, and hints of its developmental qualities; while on the palate it is dry and persistent.