Since our drive through the CÃ´te-d'Or last summer I have been more and more interested in Pinot Noir, or the Italian Pinot Nero. We had this bottle last night with escargot and it was definitely up to the task. A little more body that other Pinot Nero I have had recently, a little darker in color, and a very fruit forward first taste with some white pepper notes. A problem I have with Pinot Nero is that it can be so quaffable that I drink it too fast - and this is definitely a drinkable wine!
The producer, Ansitz Pfitscher, has been making wine for over 145 years - I think they know what they are doing with this grape. You can find more info on the Matan Pinot Nero 2006 here. I highly recommend this wine if you are a fan of Italian Pinot Noir.