Ferruccio Carlotto

Alto Adige, Italy

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Via S. Giovanni,
Ora, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy


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Ferruccio Carlotto

"Today, Michela Carlotto is one of Mazzon’s foremost proponents. Uncork this delicate Alpine red tonight to see that grand cru Pinot Noir doesn’t have to come from France.”

-Anthony Lynch, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Introducing Ferruccio Carlotto

Ferruccio Carlotto and his daughter Michela farm a tiny estate of several hectares in the Alto Adige town of Ora, south of Bolzano. The specialty of this village is Lagrein, a red grape that is native to the region, and these folks have it down. They also make a small amount of Pinot Nero that is made in a very fine, elegant style, with a feathery touch. It is from one of the best terroirs in the Alto Adige for Pinot Nero, the cru of Mazzon. Their 1997 was a revelation.

The vines are planted in a complex mélange of soil types dominated by igneous porphyry rock and complemented by limestone subsoil and a wide range of alluvial sediments and stones deposited here over millennia. The production is very small, so quantities will always be limited for a few cases per year of this special gem from the north.