Glarea Chardonnay


The name Glarea stems from Rhaeto-Romance language and means a pile of gravel, a clear reference to the composition of the soil in the vineyards.


Südtirol/Alto Adige DOC



vintage description

Temperatures above average in spring resulted in early budding and a prolonged period of high temperatures in May accelerated flowering. Thanks to careful vineyard management and occasional showers, the vines survived the summer characterized by stages of extreme heat without stress. The harvest began almost two weeks earlier than usual and, thanks to ideal weather conditions, the grapes reached an exceptional degree of quality. The red wines of the 2022 vintage are superb, as they could reach perfect ripeness and develop complex fruit notes. The flavor is full, with expressive aromas. The white wines, on the other hand, are characterised by notes of refined fruit and balanced acidity.


  • grapes: Chardonnay
  • yield: 55 hl/hectare
  • altitude: between 220 and 280 m a.s.l.
  • soil: on the lower part of the alluvial fan of the Höllenbach stream, where the soil is composed of limestone and gravel; the fan’s sedimented rocks originate from the highest peaks of the Mendel mountain range, amongst which Roen (2,116m).
  • climate: due to the weight of the cool downslope winds that start blowing in the nighttime the cool air ammasses in our Glarea vineyards. The low altitude (between 220 and 280 m a.s.l.) and the vicinity to the valley bottom make for a special microclimate, which is characterized by a strong diurnal temperature variation. During the day, the Glarea vineyards benefit from very warm temperatures, while in the night and in the early morning hours fresh air masses make them drop.


The grapes are harvested by hand in small bins and gently pressed immediately following harvest. The wine ferments in oak barrels at controlled temperature (19°C), followed by partial malolactic fermentation. Maturation also takes place in oak (barriques, tonneaux and 12 hl barrels).

tasting notes

Glarea is straw yellow with greenish hues.

Ripe banana, apricot and pineapple dominate in the nose.
This Chardonnay tastes fresh and juicy and is characterised by fullness and a distinctive minerality.
Glarea is an all-rounder and can be paired with any first course that is savoury in flavour, from vegetable minestrone to spaghetti with clams. It tastes marvellous with tasty fish or delicate white meat dishes. Also try it with your pizza, especially if topped with buffalo mozzarella.

serving temperature

9°-11° C

residual sugar

<2 g/l

total acidity

5.7 g/l


13.5 %

aging potential

7-10 years

bottle sizes

0.375 l – 0.75 l – 1.5 l

Award Date Year Score
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2023 2022 91 punti
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2022 2020 91 punti
THE WINE JOURNAL 2022 2020 92 punti
FALSTAFF 2023 2021 90 punti
FALSTAFF 2022 2020 90 punti