Pinot Noir, of which 60% is aged in new 300-litre oak but you would never know. Pieter Walser’s beloved cooper is the tiny Mittelberger in Bozen, northern Italy. They taste the wine and then suggest the best barrel type.
“Pale crimson. Both pretty and savoury at the same time. Fine fruit and subtlest of oak. Rich and full in the mouth, lovely fruit with a savoury edge and a sweet-fruited finish. Smooth and refined and just fresh enough, a bit of heat on the finish. Little sign of the oak except the roundness and gentle savoury spice.”