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
MONTHS OF MATURATION
YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL
Alto Adige DOC
A dry winter and an initially cold month of March were followed by above-average temperatures in spring, favouring early bud break and premature flowering. From mid-May to early June the weather was mostly rainy and wet. During the following ripening stage rainfall was evenly distributed and only a few hot days made for short periods of drought. Throughout the summer the nights were refreshingly cool. Harvest began in early September and until mid-October it was repeatedly interrupted by single days of rain, luckily followed by longer periods of sun. The white wines are crispy and fresh and have an intense olfactory appeal. Finesse and elegance characterise the red wines, which already hint at a great aging potential.
- grapes: Schiava
- yield: 70 hl/hectare
- altitude: 300 – 400 m
- slope exposure: Southeast 70%, East 30%
- harvest: end of September – beginning of October
- soil: calciferous gravel with loam on porphyry bedrock
- age of 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.10,000 and 150 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
12.5 % vol
4 – 8 years
0.75 l / 1.50 l
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