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
Winter ended with heavy snowfalls in the mountains. Warmer temperatures in March and April as well as well-nurtured soils caused premature and quite uneven budburst. A cool May then delayed flowering. A damp and hot month of June increased the risk of fungal diseases, which could be contained by intensive manual work in the vineyards. A dry spell, interrupted only by short and violent thunderstorms, characterised the rest of the summer. Two heat waves basically had no negative effect whatsoever.
By mid-August, lowest temperatures started to drop significantly. A substantial diurnal temperature variation was registered throughout the harvest, which began about two weeks later than in the previous year.
The white wines of the 2019 vintage show impressive freshness and especially Gewürztraminer showcases particular elegance. The red wines present a lot of fruit and lively tannins
- 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.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
12.5 % vol
4 – 8 years
0.75 l / 1.50 l
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