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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate

Monica Larner

2017 Pinot Noir Riserva 'Saltner'


Perfumed, delicate and light on its feet, the Cantina Kaltern 2017 Alto Adige Pinot Nero Riserva Saltner delivers that quintessential elegance that comes when this Burgundian grape is matched to the high-altitude vineyards of the Italian Dolomites. This wine offers wild berry, bramble, lilac and other blue flowers, with cola, white licorice and candied apricot. There are subtle herbal and mineral notes mixed in as well. This lean-bodied red wraps over the palate with smooth and silky intensity. Production is 45,000 bottles strong