Hexenbichler

Vernatsch

CLASSICS

The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude between 250 and 550 meters.

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2018

Vintage Description

 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.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Grapes: Vernatsch, kleiner Anteil an Lagrein und Blauburgunder
  • Yield: 70 hl/Hectare
  • Altitude: 250 – 400 m
  • Soil: calcareous clay and gravelly soils
  • Climate: extreme interplay between sunny days, influenced by the Mediterranean climate, and cool nights, marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were gently pressed off to steel tanks immediately after harvest. The must was allowed to ferment at controlled temperature (19 ° C) without malolactic fermentation.

Tasting notes

The Hexenbichler is lightly tannic in terms of structure with a bright color .

 

Fresh fruit flavors

We recommend pairing this wine with appetizers and regional Tyrolean specialties, bacon and ham, in addition to white meats and mild cheeses.

Serving temperature

14-16° C

Residual Sugar

0,1 g/l

Total acidity

4.4 g/l

ABV

12.7 % vol

Aging potential

3-4 years

Bottle sizes

0,75 l 

WATCH THE LAST AWARDS
Riconoscimento Annata Punteggio
VERNATSCH CUP 2006 Schiava of the Year
VERNATSCH CUP 2015 Schiava of the Year
VERNATSCH CUP 2019 Schiava of the Year
VERNATSCH CUP 2017 Schiava of the Year
BEREBENE LOW COST 2010 Oscar qualità-prezzo

Selection

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