Freisinger Vernatsch embodies the fruity and jovial side of this variety whose roots reach deep into the history of Alto Adige. An honest interpretation of a versatile wine to pair with typical recipes of Alpine cuisine.
Great character, salty in the background, cool style, good finish. Classy.
Wein-Plus, January 2017
YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL
Alto Adige DOC
Mild temperatures in April led to early bud break. Favourable weather conditions in May further accelerated the development of the vegetation but a dry period in June slowed down shoot and grape growth. After a humid July, a warm August followed with many hours of sunshine. After several rainy days at the beginning of harvest, the autumn weather developed favourably with considerable fluctuations in temperature. The grapes profited from a long phase of vegetative growth and were in good health, though berry size was somewhat smaller than average. The white wines are very well balanced, with beautiful fruit, fine acidity and juicy freshness. Charming elegance and pleasant tannin structure characterize the red wines.
- Yield: 70 hl/hectare
- Altitude: 300 – 400 m
- Slope exposure: Southeast 70%, East 30%
- Harvest Date: end of September – beginning of October
- Soil: calciferous gravel with loam on porphyry bedrock
- Age of the vines: 20- 80 years
- Climate:strong interplay between sunny days influenced by the Mediterranean climate and cool nights marked by cold downslope winds
- Bottles produced: ca.13,000 and 400 magnums
The grapes are harvested into small bins and after destemming left to ferment in steel tanks at controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation takes place partly in oak casks and partly in small steel tanks.
Freisinger matures partly in small steel tanks and partly in oak casks for approx. 6 months. After bottling the wine ages at least for another two months before it is released onto the market.
Fresh and fruity with pleasant berry aromas
Fresh fruit with a delicate touch of bitter almonds, light and low in tannins, smooth, elegant, well-balanced
12,7 % vol
4 – 8 years
0,75 l / 1,50 l
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