Urban von Klebelsberg (the Abbazia di Novacella general manager) and his winemaking team have produced the delightful 2010 Alto Adige Pinot Nero Riserva Praepositus that shows the upside to the vintage year. This is a focused and polished expression that glides over the palate with enduring, silky intensity. As it works its way over the senses, it imparts fine layers of forest berry, wild fruit, cola, balsam herb and pressed violets. It boasts bright acidity, firm texture and a darker shade of Pinot Nero ruby-garnet. 91/100.